UK travel

Getting here and beyond

Studying abroad gives you a great opportunity to see much more than just your surrounding town or city. The UK has a brilliant public transport system which will make it easy for you to explore other destinations.

Travelling to the UK

The UK has international airports across the country, with regular flights from around the world. The larger UK airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, welcome flights from a wide variety of destinations.

When you arrive at the airport, you will need to enter the UK through Immigration. You’ll meet an Immigration Officer who will check your documents before you can collect your luggage and make your way to the INTO Centre.

If you would like, we can arrange a pick-up service for you, to meet you at the airport and take you to your INTO Centre. However, please note this is at an additional cost and must be booked in advance using the Arrivals Details form.

Travelling around the UK

Wherever you decide to study, you’ll find good local bus services for making your way around, and these are usually frequent and inexpensive. In London and Glasgow, you’ll also fund underground rail services to be an efficient mode of transport. Studying in Manchester? The tram network is a simple and cost-effective way to travel around the city.

A free way to travel and keep fit at the same time is by walking or cycling! It’s also a great way of getting to know your new city really well.

Looking to explore further afield? Getting the train is a quick option to many destinations, as the national rail network covers most of the country. However, make sure you buy your tickets before you get on the train and check the cost beforehand as it can sometimes be cheaper and quicker to fly if you’re travelling long distances.