The University of Bolton is located only 20 miles from Manchester airport and we would recommend that all students should try to arrive here. There are a number of ways to get from Manchester airport to the University:
Meet and greet service
We do offer a Meet and Greet service from Manchester Airport on certain days immediately before the start of semester.
You will receive details, including times and dates, of the Meet and Greet service when you accept your place on your course.
Important, you must inform us of your arrival time otherwise we will not be expecting you. Please contact the university with you flight details and arrival times.
If you are arriving outside of these times then there are other options available to you:
Train to Bolton
Manchester Airport has a mainline train station and you can get a direct train to Bolton for around £10. The journey will only take 40 minutes and finding the station is very easy.
The trains run every day but do not run during the night.
Taxi to Bolton
When you leave the airport terminal there will be taxi's waiting straight outside. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
They are perfectly safe and reliable and will cost you around £35 to £45 depending on the time of day and the traffic.
Please make sure that you have written down the address of where you want to go to ensure that you have a smooth journey.
Airport transfer service
We can arrange for you to be met at the airport by one of the professional airport transfer companies in Bolton. You will be met in the arrival hall and will be driven to the University campus or accommodation. This service will cost £25 sterling and must be booked in advance. You must contact the university if you would like us to assist in booking this service.
The purpose of Meet and Greet is to welcome you to Bolton and to make sure that you arrive at your accommodation as quickly as possible.
If you would like to book this service please complete the application form, which can be found at the back of the "Information for International applicants" booklet (sent with your offer letter)
Arriving at a different airport
We would recommend that you arrive into Manchester airport but there may be a reason to arrive elsewhere. It is very difficult to give specific details if you arrive elsewhere but the general advice is for you to travel to Bolton by train or coach. Remember that it can take some time to travel to Bolton so please ensure that you leave enough time before the start of your course.