Arriving in the UK
- Meet and Greet service
- Travel information
- Travelling safely
- Lost luggage
- What to bring
- Immigration and Customs
- Useful contacts
We operate a free ‘Meet and Greet’ service at Birmingham Airport for all of our new international and EU students starting a course at the University from July to September only.
Our team will be available to welcome you on specific Meet and Greet Weekends and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. The team will then help with your transfer by coach or taxi to your accommodation.
The service is only available from Birmingham Airport to Birmingham City University Halls of Residence on set weekends in July - September.
The Meet and Greet Service will run from Birmingham Airport on selected dates. The Meet and Greet service for students starting in September 2017 has now taken place.
How to book?
Registration is currently closed for the meet and greet service. We'll let you know when you can register again.
Once you have fully completed and submitted the International & EU Arrival Form you will automatically receive a confirmation email. It is important that you print this confirmation for your records as it contains useful information on who to contact at the University if you have any questions or problems.
Please make sure that you enter your email address correctly as we will use this to send you important information about your arrival to the University.
Don't forget to make sure that your arrival date matches your accommodation start date.
If you arrive outside of the Meet and Greet weekend dates and times
There is an Airport Taxi Rank located directly outside the airport building. All of the taxis are Black Cabs licensed by Birmingham City Council and operate a 24-hour, 365 day service. You can take one of these taxis to your accommodation. Birmingham Airport is approximately 15 miles from Birmingham City Centre and this journey will take around 30 minutes. The taxi from Birmingham Airport to your accommodation will cost approximately £30 - £35. All taxis from the Airport Taxi Rank accept major debit and credit cards, or you can pay with UK Pounds Sterling.
If you are not arriving at Birmingham Airport, see our Arriving in the UK page.