Exsportise offers an accompanied transfer service from specific London Airports and the Eurostar International Railway Station at St Pancras. You are also welcome to bring your child or children to camp yourself.
EXSPORTISE TRANSFER SERVICE
When a transfer is booked with Exsportise, students are met in the Arrivals Hall by an Exsportise representative. For their return journey, students will be checked in and seen through security in time for their flight. Our staff will remain at the airport/station until all flights or trains have departed. Students will be supervised by an Exsportise staff member at all times before security for departures, and after security for arrivals. Please note that UK Border Control does not allow children to wait alone without supervision.
You can choose from two different transfer options. We recommend our Standard Transfer Service wherever possible, as this is the most economical option, and also enables students to settle into camp more quickly.
STANDARD TRANSFER SERVICE
In order to keep transfer costs as low as possible, we arrange group pickups and drop-offs at our specified Standard Arrival and Departure Points. Students will be met by an Exsportise representative as soon as they clear Customs and will be transferred to camp as soon as the whole group has arrived. This can mean that students are waiting at the airport for up to 2 hours, but they will be supervised at all times and will be transferred to camp as soon as possible. For departures, students will be taken to the airport in plenty of time for their flights.
Recommended arrival and departure times
Arrival at airport/Eurostar terminal:
Sundays between 09.00 – 15.00
Departure from airport/Eurostar terminal:
Saturdays between 12.00 – 17.00
For all Centres our Accepted Transfer Days and Times are as follows:
Arrival: Sunday any time
Departure: Saturday any time
RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES
Ideally, we recommend flights/trains arriving between 09.00 – 15.00 on Sundays and departing between 12.00 – 17.00 on Saturdays. This is for operational reasons because if students arrive/depart within these times we can provide a much better experience and start/end to the camp for them. So if possible, please do try to adhere to these times. Please click here for more detailed reasons why to book flights within the recommended timings.
Click here for our Transfer Times Document
OUT OF HOURS TRANSFER SERVICE
Students arriving or departing outside of our Standard Transfer days can use this service. It is always worth checking whether it is more economical to pay a little bit extra for a flight in order to arrive within the Standard Transfer days to avoid the additional cost of an Out of Hours Transfer. An Exsportise staff member will meet all students in exactly the same way, but students may be transferred individually or as a group depending on other departures and arrivals.
MINORS TRAVELLING UNACCOMPANIED
If you are concerned about your child travelling without an adult, there are two options available to you. Some airlines also have a minimum age at which a child is allowed to travel unaccompanied, so it is important to check this information before booking.
PARENTAL CONSENT TRAVEL FORM
Each child is also required to travel with a signed Exsportise Parental Travel Consent supplied by Exsportise.
TRAVELLING DIRECTLY TO/FROM CAMP
You may wish to bring your child to camp yourself. You are very welcome to do so but we do ask that you observe the following drop-off and collection times.
Drop off at Exsportise venue:
Sundays between 15.00 – 16.30
Pick up from Exsportise venue :
Saturdays between 09.00 – 11.00
Any student not requiring a transfer arranged by Exsportise must be accompanied by an authorised adult in accordance with the Exsportise Duty of Care. Students cannot wait at the airport/ train station unsupervised!