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The University of Surrey is located 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. Click here for panoramic tours of some of the University campus.


Campus Plan UniS Location Map in Guildford Map of South East England

Rail Link

Guildford has good rail links.  Fast trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour call at Guildford (via Woking). They run every twenty minutes and take about 35 minutes from London to Guildford.

For timetable information telephone +44 (0)8457 484950 or see .

To Campus from the Railway Station

Walking: The University is about 15 minutes on foot. 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. For further information, call Traveline on +44 (0)870 608 2608.

Taxi: From main (eastern) exit.

Air Link

The University is conveniently situated for both London Airport Heathrow and London Airport Gatwick. Arrival at Stansted or Luton airports will involve a long journey across London.

From London Airport Heathrow:
Rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 4 for Woking Station from 07.20 to 23.10, picking up from the Central Bus Station adjacent to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The journey to Woking takes 30-40 minutes. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford.

Airport coach information +44 (0)8705 747777

Airport information +44 (0)870 0000123

A taxi from the taxi rank at Heathrow could be very expensive, approximately £80. If you call a Guildford taxi to meet you at the airport they are much cheaper, approximately £45.  Telephone numbers of Guildford Taxi Services:

Bee Line     +44 (0)1483 532323

City Cabs   +44 (0)1483 560063

Five Sixes    +44 (0)1483 565656

From London Airport Gatwick:
Gatwick Station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct trains for Guildford hourly between 05.28 and 23.18 weekdays and 05.31 and 23.18 weekends, journey time 38 minutes.

Train information +44 (0)8457 484950

Airport information +44 (0)870 0002468

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