Meet and Greet: Airport Transfer Service

In accordance with government guidelines, this year we will be arranging bookings for new international students to make their way to campus by private car. This service is available for students staying in University and Private accommodation and will be available from 01 September 2020 until 31 January 2021 to accommodate your arrival date.

University staff will be available to make bookings in advance on behalf of students and to help with queries or questions. Taxis can be arranged for students travelling independently or for a group of up to 4 students – whilst adhering to the latest UK government guidance on using private transport. The cost of a taxi from Manchester International Airport for 1 student or 2 students sharing will be between £60 and £85 total (£30-£42.50 each, if sharing), and a taxi for 3-4 students sharing will cost between £100 and £120 (£25-£40 each) which is payable on arrival to the taxi provider. The cost for students arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport will be between £15 and £25 per taxi total (£7.50-£17.50 each, if 2 students sharing).

Further details of the service will sent via email to those eligible from 21 August.

If you have any concerns in the meantime however, please email and a member of the team will be happy to help.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the service run from Liverpool Airport?

Yes. The transfer service is available from both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport. 

Does the service run from London Airports?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a transfer service from London. There is a direct train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street. You can find more information about train times at

Alternatively you could take a coach, the National Express website has more information:

Please ensure you follow the Government guidance about travelling within the UK:

How much luggage can I bring?

There is no limit on the amount of luggage you can bring however you need to ensure that you can manage all your luggage within the airport as staff may not be able to help you. We recommend you only bring 2 large cases and 1 small case.

How long is the journey from Manchester Airport to Liverpool?

The journey takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

Do I need to wear a face mask in the taxi?

Yes. The UK Government currently recommends wearing a face mask in all enclosed spaces:

Is there a deadline for booking?

Taxis can be booked up to 48 working hours before your flight departure. Please note bookings will take longer outside of working hours (Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Can my family come in the taxi with me?


Yes, as long as they took the same flight and you are happy to pay any additional costs.

Can I use public transport instead of a taxi?

If you are coming from a country which requires you to quarantine when you arrive in the UK, our government advises that you should “only use public transport if you have no other option.” As you are able to take a taxi this means that you should not use public transport.

You can read the government guidance here: