Arrival and Shuttle Services

A free transfer service from Manchester Airport is available for students who are returning to campus, if you let us know when you are arriving.

Please follow the link below to let us know when you will be arriving. The service is available for arrivals at any time, 7 days a week. This service will run until 14th February 2021.

Please note that we require 48 hours' notice to make travel arrangements.

The shuttle service is only available for Lancaster University students so regretfully we cannot accommodate accompanying guests on the vehicles.

Please visit Manchester Airport website to find out more about their services.

If you have any queries, please contact us via

Let us know when you are arriving

Due to the high level of planning required during the current circumstances, we will advise you of the travel arrangements nearer to your date of arrival. You must register to use this service. Please note that we require 48 hours notice to make travel arrangements.


Let us know when you are arriving
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If you are travelling to another UK airport, these links will take you to the travel page for that airport to help you plan your journey:



London City

London Luton

London Stanstead

Liverpool John Lennon

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There is lots of information available to help you to prepare for your time at Lancaster:

Read more about our flexible approach to the new academic year and preparing for your time at Lancaster


Our commitments are based on our best understanding of what the situation is likely to be when you arrive. We may need to change or adapt some elements of our plans as the situation changes in the UK and around the world. Please ensure you check our coronavirus webpage regularly for any updates as we will add additional information as more is known.