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Travelling to Royal Holloway

The easiest and most convenient way to travel to the College will depend upon your port of entry and your time of arrival.

For general information on the location of Royal Holloway and how to reach us, please take a look at the maps and travel directions on our main website.

You should also read the information below, which refers specifically to international students and the days that you should arrive:

Travel from Heathrow Airport

The nearest airport to Royal Holloway is Heathrow Airport. We offer an Airport Pickup service from Heathrow Airport on Wednesday 15 June , Wednesday13 July and  Wednesday 10 August 2016  . If you would like to use the airport pick-up service, please book a place. There is no charge for this service.

Students arriving at airports other than Heathrow cannot be met upon arrival. However, students can make use of airport link buses from these airports to Heathrow and then travel to Royal Holloway.

If you arrive on a day other than 7th January, a pick-up service is not available and you will need to make your own way to the College. It is recommended that you do not take a black taxi from the airport, as this will be very expensive.  It is advisable to call a local taxi company, such as Gemini Taxis (telephone 01784 471 111 or email geminicars@btconnect.com) who will charge about £23 for a taxi from Terminals 1 - 4 and £19 from Terminal 5 to Royal Holloway.  These rates normally apply from 6am- midnight.  There is also a 'Meet & Greet' service for an extra £18 where someone from the taxi company will meet you at the arrivals hall, information is on the link. Further information on travelling to and from the Egham campus can be found here Travel and transport.

Alternatively, make your way to the main coach station at Heathrow Central Bus Station and catch the 441 bus (timetable), which stops in front of the main campus and runs from 0730-1830 Monday to Saturday or 1000-1800 Sunday.

Travel from other London airports

The other London airports are a very considerable distance from the College and you should be aware that travel by taxi from these airports will be £60 or more, depending upon the airport at which you arrive. The following web sites will  be useful when planning travel from these airports:

National Express Bus Service

National Rail Train timetables

Travel by train

The closest train station to the College is in Egham, about a 15-minute walk from the campus. The Egham station is on a main line which connects to London Waterloo and Reading. The cost of the journey will depend upon where you are travelling from, and the day and time in which you are travelling.


Contact us

The International Student Support office is open:

 Mon-Fri, 10.00am to 4.00pm 


T:+44 1784 27 6222/6168


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