International College Portsmouth

Airport Pickup Options

It is very important that once you have been issued your UK Study Visa that you arrive in time for orientation. Orientation is compulsory and enrolment occurs during this period. ICP is conveniently situated just a short taxi-ride away from London Heathrow airport. ICP operates an airport-pickup service to make your arrival and transition to life in the UK as smooth as possible.

Airport Pickup Service

When you have valid leave to enter/leave to remain (i.e. Student Route visa), please complete the online form below to arrange your transfer to ICP/student accommodation (depending on arrival time).


Airport pick-up fee is approximately £70-£90 from Heathrow and Gatwick per person for a standard car. This is a non-refundable charge that will be added to the student's ICP account and will need to be settled shortly after enrolment. Larger vehicles are available on request for groups of students arriving together.

Alternative Options

If you prefer to make your own independent arrangements, you can do so by using the alternative services below:
  • Uber
    You can contact Uber UK from abroad through the app which you can download from the AppStore (Mac iOS) or PlayStore (Android). If you are already in the UK, you can also call them at 0808 189 7190. 

  • Aqua Cars
    Aqua Cars is the largest private hire company in Portsmouth and the South Coast. You can book through them directly by downloading the app or by calling them at (0044) 23 9265 4321.

  • Train 
    Depending on your flight arrival times, you can book a train ticket to Portsmouth & Southsea which is the closest train station to ICP. Alternatively, you can choose to arrive at the Portsmouth Harbour train station. You might need an additional taxi ride to take you to your accommodation after arriving so please make sure to check. 

  • Coach 
    If you prefer travelling by coach, you can check if there are any coaches that match your arrival times from this website and book online.

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ICP Airport Pickup Form

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