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How To Get to UCA Campuses

Your safety is our top priority and if you’re travelling from one of the countries listed here you’ll need to self-isolate when you first arrive in the UK. To make your journey to campus safe and stress-free we have partnered with local taxi companies to offer you a door-to-door service when you pre-book your journey online. 

  • Booking a Taxi

    The easiest and fastest way to get to your accommodation from the airport is by taxi, especially if you have luggage and other carry-on items. Listed below, you’ll find contact details for the most popular local taxi companies used by our students. These companies all offer airport pick up services and can be booked online by sending them our booking template – please book in advance to confirm your pick-up time and location.

    Please note, this service is not free. 

    It is advisable to:

    • Use the form here to make bookings via email as you would have proof of booking and they will send you confirmation via email as well.
    • Please print the taxi confirmation that has the pickup details and phone numbers that you can contact when you arrive.
    • You can choose to pay by cash or card, please confirm with the taxi company what mode of payment you would like to use. Please note cards from other countries sometimes cannot be used in the UK so prepare some cash for emergency.
    • If you are unable to download the form please include this information when you make booking via email: your name, contact no (overseas and UK if you have), email, arrival date, arrival time, pick up airport, terminal, flight number, your accommodation address (full address and postcode), total number of people, total big luggage and small luggage. If you need a bigger taxi please let the taxi company knows.
    • If there's any changes on your flight details, please inform the taxi company immediately. 
  • Taxi Company List and Prices

     

    To Epsom Campus, Farnham Campus and surrounding area

    Price based on a standard car for 1-2 person with total 2 luggage
    Airport parking is normally from £4 to £8 depending on the airport and waiting time

     

    From airport to accommodation

    07:00-22:59 Monday to Saturday

    Weekend, public holiday, late night or early morning

    Heathrow to Farnborough

    £45 plus parking

    £60 plus parking

    Heathrow to Farnham

    £55 plus parking

    £70 plus parking

    Heathrow to Fleet

    £45 plus parking

    £60 plus parking

    Heathrow to Guildford

    £65 plus parking

    £80 plus parking

    Heathrow to Epsom

    £80 plus parking

    £95 plus parking

    Heathrow to Aldershot 

     £50 plus parking

     £65 plus parking

    Gatwick to Aldershot

    £75 plus parking

    £90 plus parking

    Gatwick to Farnborough

    £75 plus parking

    £90 plus parking

    Gatwick to Farnham

    £65 plus parking

    £80 plus parking

    Gatwick to Fleet

    £72 plus parking

    £87 plus parking

    Gatwick to Guildford 

    £75 plus parking

    £90 plus parking

    Gatwick to Epsom

    £80 plus parking

    £95 plus parking

    To make bookings please contact Victoria Gosden Travel
    Email: bookings@vgtravel.co.uk
    Phone: +44 (0)1252 737475 

    To Rochester and Canterbury Campuses

    Price based on a standard car for 1-2 person with total 2 luggage
    Airport parking is normally from £4 to £8 depending on the airport and waiting time

    From Airport to accommodation

    Price for any day or time

    Heathrow to Canterbury

    £154.80 plus parking

    Heathrow to Rochester

    £180 plus parking

    Gatwick to Canterbury

    £96 plus parking

    Gatwick to Rochester

    £120 plus parking

    To make bookings please contact Longleys Private Hire
    Email: info@longleysprivatehire.co.uk
    Phone: + 44 (0)1227 710 777

     To Rochester and Canterbury Campuses

    Price based on a standard car for 1-2 person with total 2 luggage
    Airport parking is normally from £4 to £8 depending on the airport and waiting time

    From Airport to accommodation

    Price for any day or time

    Heathrow to Canterbury

    £150 plus parking 

    Heathrow to Rochester

    £99 plus parking

    Gatwick to Canterbury

    £120 plus parking

    Gatwick to Rochester

    £70 plus parking

    To make bookings please contact Vokes Taxi
    Email: general@vokestaxisltd.co.uk
    Phone: +44 (0)1634 222222

     

  • Other Ways To Get To Campus

    If you would rather make your own way to the campus, trains and bus services that will take you to Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham or Rochester are available, this will probably take longer than travelling by taxi and may involve changing trains, buses and walking, depending on your route. If you have big bags and luggage with you it is probably not convenient to travel with public transport.

    Please remember: Face covering are mandatory for UK public transport

     

Any questions?

If you have any questions please email: airportpickup@uca.ac.uk

Please do not send any taxi booking forms to this email address.