Guildford is just 40 minutes from central London and very easy to reach whether you are travelling by car, train, airline, coach, or bus.
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Guildford is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with journey times of 40 minutes. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on +44(0)8457 484950.
From the Guildford railway station to University of Surrey
Walking: Leave station by the main exit. Turn left from the station onto Walnut Tree Close. Follow this road until you reach Addison Glass and the entrance to Jewsons. Turn left onto this road, walking uphill, where you will cross over the railway. Turn right and you are now on campus. Alternatively, leave the station by footbridge and rear exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right. Follow the path through the park-and-ride car park to the campus.
Bus: Stagecoach Bus number 1 and 17 runs between the station and the university (stop at Austin Pearce Building). The earliest service is at approximately 6am and the last bus is just before midnight. On Sundays there is a reduced service. For further information, call Traveline on +44(0)871 200 2233.
Taxi: Taxis are available at main (eastern) exit of the railway station.
Via London Airport (Heathrow)
Rail-air link coaches (buses) leave Terminal 2 for Woking railway station from 6.30am to 10.50pm, picking up from Terminals 3, 1 and 4. Between 6.35am and 8.30pm they run approximately every half an hour, otherwise it is an hourly service. Journey time to Woking is one hour. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford. For further information call National Rail Enquiries on +44(0)8457 484950.
Alternatively, use taxi service from Heathrow terminals to Guildford, such as Surrey Cars or GM Cars (book in advance!). Journey time is about 30 minutes (depending on traffic).
Via London Airport (Gatwick)
Gatwick station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains to Guildford hourly between approximately 5.15am (6am on Sundays) and 11pm. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on +44(0)8457 484950.
Alternatively, use taxi service from Gatwick terminals to Guildford, such as Surrey Cars or GM Cars (book in advance!). Journey time is about 40 minutes (depending on traffic).
Guildford is 30 miles south-west of London, on the A3 London-Portsmouth road. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), remain on the bypass (A3) until you reach the exit signed to the Cathedral and University. The campus is very close to this junction. Simply follow the signs to the University, being careful not to follow signs to the Town Centre.
If approaching on the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University).
If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
If you are using a sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 7JP.