How to get here
Here is some basic information to help you plan your journey to Christchurch. Please follow the links and check the travel web sites for the most up-to-date information.
The most convenient airports to use are Bournemouth, Southampton or the London Airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
Bournemouth Airport is only 4 km from Christchurch town centre and it offers flights to and from a number of European cities. Students using this airport will be able to take a taxi directly from the airport to their accommodation.
Southampton Airport also offers flights to and from many places in Europe. You can take a train from Southampton Airport to Christchurch or to Bournemouth. The journey on the fastest direct trains to Bournemouth takes less than 40 minutes.
If you arrive at Gatwick, Heathrow or Stansted Airport, you can get a coach to the Bournemouth/Christchurch area. Some journeys are direct but for others you will need to change.
Airport Transfer by Car
We are able to arrange for a car to collect you from the airport. You will be met at Arrivals and taken directly to your homestay. You can book a car by ticking the appropriate box when you complete the Registration Form.
Christchurch railway station is on the main line between London Waterloo and Bournemouth. You can get a taxi from either Christchurch or Bournemouth station to your accommodation. For more information about train times and fares, see www.thetrainline.com.
National Express coaches stop in Ringwood and Bournemouth. Students who travel to Bournemouth should get off at the coach station (not the university or the airport). It is next to the train station and you can get a taxi from there. For more information see www.nationalexpress.com.