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Arrival Dates and Welcome Service

Durham University will provide a free welcome and transfer service from Newcastle Airport to your accommodation (college or private) if you arrive on the designated arrival dates below. Coach transfer will be provided between 10.00 and 18.00 (BST), with a free taxi pick up for later arrivals:



Wednesday 22 September

Thursday 23 September



Tuesday 21 September

For students intending to use the test to release scheme
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel - GOV.UK 
which allows release from quarantine after 5 days with a negative test.

Wednesday 15 September

Thursday 16 September


We advise you to arrive on 15/16 September, but if you wish to make use of the free welcome and transfer service from Newcastle Airport on 22/23 September when you have completed your period of quarantine, you will need to arrive in England by Sunday 12 September at the latest to be released in time to use this service. 

Please use this form to book a place on our free pick-up service. To allow us to provide safe social distancing on our coaches from Newcastle airport booking is essential.

We understand that flight availability may be limited and we will welcome you whenever you can arrive.

Travelling from the airport

A personal protective equipment (PPE) welcome pack will be made available for each student using the welcome and transfer service. This will be provided on the coach.

Due to health and safety reasons, it is essential that you pre-book the Newcastle airport pick up service. Where the service has not been pre-booked, please use the Newcastle Airport Taxi Service to travel to Durham.

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In order to ensure your health and safety and to provide the smoothest possible start to term for all students, you must let us know about your travel plans by completing the form below as soon as possible. You will also be able to book a place on our free welcome and transfer service from Newcastle Airport on selected dates. 

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Student Arrivals Booking Form