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Travel & Transport

Guildford College encourages students to use alternative modes of transport other than cars. By doing this we are aiming to reduce the amount of traffic as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and living environment.

Travelling by bike

Cycle racks are located outside the main building at the College. Students travelling to the College by bicycle from local areas can plan their route by visiting the Guildford Borough Council website: www.guildford.gov.uk

Motorbike spaces are also available in the car park at the College.


Travelling by car

The College is easy to reach by road and can be reached via several routes, including the A3 and A31. There is a student car park on-site, which provides free parking. You must apply for a parking permit and display it at all times; otherwise you may incur a penalty charge. 

Visitor parking is available outside the main entrance to the College, but all visitors must check in via Reception, to avoid incuring a penalty charge.

Parking Locally

The majority of the roads locally have restricted parking. Alternative parking is available at the Spectrum Leisure Centre (free parking) or the Lido, at a charge of £5 per day.

Park and Ride Facilities 

There are several park and ride facilities in the Guildford area with services operating quite regularly (every few minutes). The park and ride buses drop passengers off at the Friary shopping centre.

Sites around Guildford include:

  • The Spectrum
  • Merrow
  • Artington
  • The large car park at the rear of Guildford main line railway station.

The earliest buses start at about 7:30am and the latest bus (which runs to the Spectrum) is at 11:10pm. Full details are available on the Surrey County Council website www.surreycc.gov.uk


Travelling by bus

The number 3 Arrive bus 'Guildford - Bellfields Estate' departs every 15-20 minutes from the Friary Bus Station in Woodbridge Road and take just 5 minutes to get to Guildford College. Buses run to the Guildford Friary Bus Station from all local area. Visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains for more information anf bus timetables.


Travelling by train

Trains for Guildford College stop at London Road Station, which is a five minute walk and the main Guildford Station, a 20 minute walk away. Students can travel by bus to the College from the main Guildford Station. Average times for trains running from the local area are:

Aldershot

Guildford

Direct

17 minutes

Blackwater

Guildford

Direct

22 minutes

Camberley

Guildford

Direct

46 minutes

Dorking Deepdene

Guildford

Direct

16 minutes

Epsom

Guildford

Direct

33 minutes

Farnborough North

Guildford

Direct

17 minutes

Farnham

Guildford

1 change

27 minutes

Godalming

Guildford

Direct

8 minutes

Guildford London Road

Guildford

Direct

4 minutes

Leatherhead

Guildford

Direct

26 minutes

North Camp

Guildford

Direct

13 minutes

Reigate

Guildford

Direct

24 minutes

Woking

Guildford

Direct

7 minutes

 
Visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.trainline.com for more information and train times.


Student train and bus fare cards

Young people studying at Guildford College can apply for a Student Fare Card. These cost £25 and entitle you to a third off travel on trains and half price travel on buses if you live in Surrey (excluding London Boroughs). For further information please visit http://new.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport

If you are aged 16-25 and travelling by train, you may benefit from the Young Persons Rail Card by National Rail. Find out more about this card at www.16-25railcard.co.uk


 

Stagecoach Bus Tokens for Supported Learning Students

Supported Learning Students from Guildford College can get bus tokens from the Student Services Team at the College, to aid in confidence building and independence. The National Transport Bus tokens have been kindly donated by Stagecoach. 

 

01483 44 85 00

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