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Getting to ARU London

Getting to our Campus: using public transport in the UK

Our Farringdon building is right in the heart of central London. The building is within a minute's walk of the city and the Square Mile - London’s business and financial district. Spread over a total area of 65,000 sq. ft, the building contains five floors of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, PC-equipped study areas, a library, and multiple areas for you to work, relax, and socialise.

Address: 19 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1N 6RA.

Public transport in the UK is generally of a high standard, but can be more expensive than in your home country. Buses or coaches are cheaper than trains, but you may have a longer journey time. Taxis are very expensive.

Remember, it’s always best to arrive at your campus during working hours (9am–5pm, Monday–Friday).

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London Luton and London City Airport are all the main airports in and around London which can be conveniently reached by public transport. They all offer international and domestic flights, and some low budget airlines that travel mainly to home and European destinations. e.g. Ryanair.  

Coach/bus services in the UK

Our campus can be accessed by a safe and reliable coach service from all airports mentioned above. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at

Trains in the UK

Trains can be fast and convenient, but also expensive and crowded at peak times.

We recommend downloading the Trainline app to your mobile phone, where you can plan your journey, find train times and costs, and find information about delays or cancellations. You can also visit

London Underground

The London Underground, often referred to as the ‘Tube’, has different lines running for around 20 hours every day (some lines run a night service on Fridays and Saturdays). Each line has a name and is shown in a different colour on the Underground map. At certain times of the day (between 8am–10am and 4pm–7pm), the Underground will be very busy as people are using it to travel to and from work.

You may need to change lines on the Underground during your journey. You can do this by getting off the train at a station where the line you are travelling on crosses the line which goes to the station you need.

Travel in London is more convenient with an Oyster card. An Oyster card is a smart card you can add money to, allowing you to pay as you go, and it can be used to travel by bus, tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, most Elizabeth line, IFS Cloud Cable Car and Thames Clippers River Bus services, so it’s useful if you travel around London regularly. To buy an Oyster card, visit or download the ‘TfL Go’ app.  

Before you can enter the Underground, you must identify the Underground station you need to get to. Tube maps are displayed at stations, or you can download the TfL Go app or visit, which includes information on how to pay for Tube journeys.

The proximity of both Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon stations (Elizabeth Line, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan Underground Lines + First Capital Connect, Thameslink, and South-eastern rail services) make ARU London very easy to get to from all areas of London and outside the capital. Farringdon has also become one of the central hubs for Crossrail (Elizabeth Line), connecting Thameslink and the London Underground.


Taking a taxi from any airport to our campus will be very expensive, although it is normally cheaper if you book in advance.

If you have a large amount of heavy luggage, you may decide that the convenience of a door-to-door service is worth the expense, but please do read the information on this page and consider other travel options that can save you money.

Please note our walking routes and nearerst bus stops to the ARU London Charterhouse Campus.

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