Airport Meet & Greet

Airport Meet and Greet

Our Airport Meet and Greet service team provides a warm welcome to new international students arriving at Newcastle Airport.


The Airport Meet & Greet Booking form is available now.


The team will be happy to meet you at Newcastle Airport, help with your luggage, and provide transport to University accommodation or the main campus. We have a Welcome Desk located in the airport foyer near International Arrivals.

The Meet and Greet service provides transport to University-owned or Managed Partnership accommodation or to the University campus only.

We’re only able to provide transport for students and one accompanying family member. We have space on the coaches for a maximum of two pieces of luggage per student. Students with more than one suitcase may have to wait a little longer until space becomes available on our Meet and Greet coaches, or may be advised to take a taxi. Some airline companies are now charging passengers a significant fee if they place more than one piece of luggage in the hold of the aircraft.

UK Border Control have detailed guidance on how to prepare for the UK border. Please look at these before arrival to make your arrival into the UK as smooth as possible. 


Airport Welcome

Arriving at a different time

If you have booked a place on the Meet and Greet Service but your flight is delayed or you arrive outside of normal office hours during International Welcome Week we recommend you take a taxi direct to our Castle Leazes Accommodation site (the postcode is NE2 4NY) from the taxi rank immediately outside of the airport terminal.

Once you arrive at Castle Leazes please provide your student number or UCAS number to a member of staff. A member of our University staff will contact the University security staff who will take you to your accommodation. University security staff wear dark blue uniforms bearing the University logo or bright yellow jackets and carry identification (ID). If you need to contact the University’s 24-hour security service for any reason yourself this can be done by calling +44 (0) 191 208 6817 

If you don't expect to arrive when the Meet and Greet Service is operating, read our information about alternative ways of travelling to your accommodation.