When booking transport and travel arrangements for your son or daughter, please note that we offer a scheduled coach service, in partnership with Centurion Coaches, to London (Richmond), Heathrow Airport and Bath Spa railway station for the end of Term breaks and Exeat weekends.
Information regarding how to book the Downside transport services listed above can be found below.
Transport Available for Downside School
- Daily School Minibus
- Centurion Coaches
Heathrow Airport Collection Point: A School chaperone will collect students from Terminal 3 from the designated meeting point at the collection time detailed in the termly travel information document. The designated meeting point in Terminal 3 is Caffè Nero, located near arrivals, outside security, Level 0. A map showing the location of Caffè Nero, Terminal 3, is available here.
For flights arriving at Terminal 5, please advise your child to use the free shuttle train to travel from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3. A member of staff will be waiting at the Caffè Nero store (a link can be found above).
This Heathrow Airport map shows where the two terminals are in relation to each other.
Please note: the above are private coach services for pupils of Downside School only. All bookings made are a personal arrangement/contract of engagement between you as the parent or guardian, and Centurion Coaches, not with Downside School.
Taxi transport plans must be arranged directly by parents/guardians with any business you chose. A link to a list of taxi companies near Bath is available here.
A local taxi company, Atlas South West Ltd, offer service routes to Downside and you can make a booking directly with them via a dedicated email address they have set up for this purpose at firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlas South West Ltd are familiar with the practise of providing transfers for Downside and have experience of collecting and delivering pupils to our site.
Parents are advised to copy in your House Master / House Mistress to email communications so that they are fully informed of your children’s travel plans.
Downside School is not recommending any of the taxi companies listed. All taxi bookings are a personal arrangement/contract of engagement between you as the parent or guardian, and the taxi company, not with the School.
- National Rail
- Bristol Airport
- Heathrow Airport