Airport Pick-Up

Private Car Airport Pickup

PUIC use a reliable private car airport pick up service called Connections South West. Our transport providers will wait for you in the appropriate airport arrival terminal holding a PUIC sign with your name on it.

The driver will then help you with your luggage to the car and where possible, will take you directly to your pre-arranged accommodation in Plymouth. This service needs to be booked with PUIC at least 48 hours in advance, and is subject to availability. We strongly recommend that all under 18 year old students use this service, but it is of course open to all students. This is the easiest and least stressful way of travelling to Plymouth.

Airport Distance to Plymouth Total cost for one person in a car Total cost for two people in a car


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4 hours




4 ½ hours



The service cost is to be paid in cash (Sterling) to the driver only upon arriving in Plymouth.

Change to flight details / missed flight / your obligations

If you are delayed you must contact the PUIC Student services team immediately either by email at or by calling the emergency phone +44 (0) 7545 644257 so that we can reschedule your private pick up service.

If PUIC arrange transportation and you fail to use the service, you will still be responsible for the Private Car Airport Pickup fee.

Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure that you keep PUIC informed of all changes to arrival times as PUIC cannot be held responsible for students missing their pre-arranged airport pick up.

PUIC Airport Meet and Greet Service

For students arriving at Heathrow International Airport, we offer a meet and greet service costing £75 (this does not include a train or bus ticket). This money must be paid to the college before departure for the UK. This service offers:

  • A professional and warm welcome at your arrival gate
  • Help with purchasing train or bus tickets
  • A personal escort to the train or bus that takes you directly to Plymouth
  • A member of the PUIC team to meet you at Plymouth train/bus station (during office hours)

If you want to make use of this service, please fill in the form below, selecting the Meet & Greet option.

If you are under 18 when you arrive in the UK, the Meet and Greet Service is compulsory unless your parents can provide evidence to our Admission Office that a suitable arrangement has been made for your collection at the airport in the UK.

Please note, if you arrive into Plymouth after 5pm or at the weekend, you will need to stay in a hotel until 9am the next working day. The preferred hotel is the Copthorne Hotel, if you mention you are a student of PUIC you may have a discount applied.

PUIC Airport  Pickup Form