Arriving in the UK

International students at airport Taxi offer for September 2021 Starters 

If you are joining us as a new student in September 2021, we'll refund the cost of your taxi (up to a maximum of £35) from Birmingham Airport to your Accommodation.

Please see towards the bottom of this page for how you can claim back this cost.

If you're travelling from another airport in the UK, please see our Travel Information page to travel to your accommodation. We will be unable to refund transfers from any airport other than Birmingham Airport

When you arrive at Birmingham Airport

On arrival at Birmingham Airport, you will first go through UK immigration control.

After immigration control you will go through to the luggage hall where you will collect your luggage. You will need to find the carousel with your flight number. Make sure you have all of your luggage before leaving. If any of your luggage has not arrived, speak to a member of airport staff so that you can report your missing luggage.

When you've collected your luggage, you can exit into arrivals and the main airport building.

Transfer to your accommodation

  1. Exit the airport and make your way to the 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. Take one of these to your accommodation. 

  2. Birmingham Airport is approximately 15 miles from Birmingham City Centre and this journey normally takes around 30 minutes and the taxi will cost around £30 - £35. You will have to pay this cost yourself. All taxis from the airport taxi rank accept major debit and credit cards, or you can pay with UK Pounds Sterling. 

  3. It's important that you tell the driver that you require a receipt for the journey to your accommodation. Keep this receipt safe as you will need it to claim back the cost of your airport transfer.

  4. For your own safety, do not use any taxis or transfer services from the airport that are not located at the airport taxi rank. They may not always be a legitimate or approved service.

Process of Claiming back on Airport Transfer Cost

Please Note: The deadline for claiming back is on Friday 12th November 2021

Please email meet.greet@bcu.ac.uk to claim back the cost of your airport transfer from Birmingham Airport. You must include the following information in the email:

  • Your Student ID
  • Your Full Name 
  • Your University Email
  • Your Course of study at Birmingham City University 
  •  Full UK Address 
  • Bank Name 
  • Bank Address
  • Account Number 
  • Sort code
  • Valid Taxi Receipt

We aim to reply to your email within three working days with further details on this process.

Remember to ask the taxi driver for a receipt for the journey to your accommodation. No refunds to the cost of your taxi fare will be made without a taxi receipt. The maximum amount we will refund to you is £35.

Claim Review Dates:

  • September - 30/09/2021 
  • October - 29/10/2021 
  • November 26/11/2021

Your claim will be reviewed on the dates above depending on the date you submitted your claim.