2010 Conference Travel Information

The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, in the South East of England. The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station and within a short walk of the town centre. The Holiday Inn, Guildford is situated across the A3. There are regular bus services from the main campus.

By Train

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 on the “fast” train service. For further information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

From Guildford railway station

Walking: Leave 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: ARRIVA buses (leave station by footbridge and rear exit, cross main road to bus stop) operate a regular service to the campus. Services 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day. 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 0870 608 2608.

Taxi: From main (eastern) exit.

By Air

Guildford is conveniently placed for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Via London Heathrow Airport

Rail-air link coaches 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 08457 484950.

Via London Gatwick Airport

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 08457 484950.

By Coach

National Express coach number SH030 runs services to and from the Egerton Road/Tesco stop (a short walk from the University). For further information, call 08705 808080.

By Car

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.

Car Parking

Conference participants will be issued with a visitor parking permit upon arrival at the Conference registration desk and should park in the University's main car park. If you intend to visit the University after 5pm on weekdays or any time at weekends, a parking permit/pay-and-display ticket is not required.

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