Harper Adams Experience

Travel Information

There are a number of coach services available. You will be required to book a place during registration.

There are separate travel arrangements for students coming from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

All other visitors will travel independently either by train or by car.

Note: the closing date for all transport applications is Friday 23 June 2017.

By train

A free coach will collect students from STAFFORD or SHREWSBURY railway stations on Sunday 9 July at the following times:

15.30Shrewsbury StationHarper Adams16.00
15.30Stafford StationHarper Adams16.10

RETURN: On Monday 10 July there will be return coaches to STAFFORD and SHREWSBURY railway stations:
15.30Harper AdamsStafford Station16.10
15.30Harper AdamsShrewsbury Station16.00

Please note that coaches cannot return earlier than these times so plan your return journey accordingly. No charges are made for these coach shuttle services.

By car

If you are coming by car on Sunday 9 July, on entering the campus please follow the orange signs directing you to registration. Members of staff will be there to sign you in and give you your room key; from there our student ambassadors will take you to your halls of residence. Please arrive between 4.00pm and 5.00pm, so that you have time to unpack your belongings and have a hot meal before joining the evening events.

On Monday 10 July we invite parents/carers to join us for tea and cake from 2.30pm. The Harper Adams Experience will end at 3.30pm and you will be free for collection or departure at that time.

Postcode for SatNav: TF10 8NB

By coach

Transport to and from The Harper Adams Experience (except from Stafford and Shrewsbury train stations) is not included in the event fee. We provide coach transport from designated pick up points at £10 per person.

Please see the list below and map at the bottom of the page to find your nearest pick-up point. Coaches will arrive at Harper Adams at approximately 16:00 on Sunday 9 July and coaches will depart Harper Adams between 15.15-15.30 on Monday 10 July.

Pick-up/Drop-off PointPostcodePick-up time (9 July)Drop-off time (10 July)
Bristol Gordano Services (M5)BS20 7XG13:0018:00
Bury St Edmunds - Angel HillIP33 1LS11:1519:45
Cambridge Extra Services (A14)CB23 4WU12:3018:30
Cornwall Services (A30)PL26 8UF07:4523:15
Darlington - Dolphin CentreDL1 5RP10:0021:00
Exeter ServicesEX2 7HF10:0021:00
Harrogate - Train Station (South parade)HG1 1TE11:3019:45
Morpeth - Bus StationNE61 1PN08:0022:30
Newcastle - Train StationNE1 5DL08:4522:00
Newmarket - National Express Bus Stop (High Street)CB8 8JN11:4019:20
Newton Abbot - Railway StationTQ12 2JE09:3021:30
Northampton Thrapston Services (A14/ A45)NN14 4UR13:3017:30
Norwich - Bonds Coach Layby (John Lewis)NR1 3LX10:0021:30
Plymouth - Bretonside Bus StationPL4 0BG08:4522:15
Taunton Deane ServicesTA3 7PF11:1019:55
Thetford - Bus StationIP24 3AF10:5020:15
Thirsk - Market PlaceYO7 1LB10:4520:15
Wakefield - Woolley Edge Services (M1)WF4 4LQ13:0018:00
Wymondham - The Old Police Station (old A11)NR18 0JX10:1521:00

Pickup Points

Use the map below to find your nearest coach pickup point.

Flights from Ireland

The cost of the flights is subsidised by Harper Adams up to a maximum of £80 or the full cost of the flight, whichever is cheapest*. We regret that we cannot pay the subsidy in advance and an airline receipt is mandatory. You are responsible for making your bookings and paying the airline. We will provide free transport to and from Liverpool and Birmingham airports for people travelling on selected flights in the Irish Flight Information document. You will only be allowed to board the coach if you have previously registered for the event and notified us of your flight details. Please contact events@harper-adams.ac.uk or (01952) 815012 to notify us of your flight details and to receive a claim form. Any claim for a flight subsidy needs to be made by 31 July 2017.

Coming to Open Day and The Harper Adams Experience?

Pick-up/Drop-off Point 9-10 JulyPick-up time
9 July
Depart Harper Adams
10 July
Liverpool John Lennon Airport09:0015:30

Coming to The Harper Adams Experience only?

Pick-up Point 9 JulyPick-up time
9 July
Depart Harper Adams
10 July
Drop-off Point 10 July
Birmingham International Airport14:4515:30Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Check our Irish Flight Information document for a list of recommended flights for The Harper Adams Experience and other Open Days.

Please note: You must have a valid passport to travel. Schedules shown are based on expected flying times as indicated by the airlines. Please check with the airline for any changes before departure. We can only pick-up and drop-off at the designated airports and we are only able to offer transport for these designated flights.

*Flight subsidies are available to The Harper Adams Experience participants only. Only The Harper Adams Experience flights listed in the Irish Flight Information document qualify for subsidies.

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