Free coaches may be provided on certain days to collect students from Manchester Airport - you must book in advance.

Please note: This service is only for new international students arriving in York for the first time. This is not for current students returning from the winter break.

The airport collection booking service, available on e:Vision in the 'Your Support' section, is now available to book a place.

Coronavirus
Students arriving from 'Red list' countries cannot arrive into Manchester Airport. You can only fly into certain airports which have managed quarantine facilities. Please see the UK Government webpages for more information.

Forthcoming dates

If you're living on campus, your room will only be available from the date shown in your offer of accommodation. You should organise hotel accommodation in York if you arrive in the UK before that date.

There is a coach service from Manchester Airport on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 January 2022.

Coaches will leave between 9.00am and 3.30pm and we will email you nearer the time with details of the pick up point. It will not be possible to wait for latecomers. You must allow at least two hours to go through immigration control and collect your luggage before reaching the coach. The coaches will take approximately two hours to reach York from Manchester.

Please note that you must be able to manage your luggage yourself, as it will not be possible for anyone else to touch your cases. You are permitted a maximum of two suitcases and one small piece of hand luggage. You will not be permitted on the coach if you exceed that limit.

Face coverings must be worn at all times in the airport, on the coach and on arrival on campus.

You must book a place in advance. On enrolling, you will be able to access University software, e:Vision, where you will find instructions for booking a place on a coach in the 'Your Support' section.

The final date for booking a place is 11.59pm on Monday 3 January 2022

If you are going to be living in one of the following we will drop you off at the accommodation building:

  • Boulevard
  • Vita
  • Hello Student
  • Samuel Tuke
  • Foss Studios
  • Student Castle

If your accommodation is anywhere else off campus in York, you will need to get a taxi to your accommodation from campus. Please tell a member of the York Welcome Team at the airport and we will book a taxi on your behalf. The cost will be around £7 and you should ensure you have sufficient GBP with you. Most taxis, shops and restaurants do not accept £50 notes, so bring your British money in smaller denominations.

Please note: This service is only for new international students arriving in York for the first time. This is not for current students returning from the winter break.

Book your place

What to bring

You are advised not to bring more than two suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. If you have more than the suggested number of suitcases we may have to ask you to travel to York at your own expense, due to limited luggage space on the coach. See information on what to bring.

If you are unable to arrive in time, you could consider taking a flight the day before and staying in nearby hotels overnight. Alternatively, see our information about travelling to York from UK airports to arrange your own travel.