Getting to the University
The University of Surrey is based in Guildford, in the South East of England. It is easily accessible by road and rail, and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The main University campus, Stag Hill, is situated close to the Guildford mainline train station and within a short walk of the town centre.
Surrey Sports Park, Surrey Research Park, the Surrey Clinical Research Centre, the Postgraduate Medical School, and the Manor Park halls of residence are all situated across the A3, near the Royal Surrey County Hospital. There are regular bus services from the main campus.
The Hazel Farm student residences are located about 2 miles north of the University.
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 08457 484950.
From the 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 0871 200 2233.
Taxi: From main (eastern) exit.
Guildford is conveniently placed for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Via London Airport (Heathrow)
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 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 08457 484950.
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.
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.
Visitors may park in the pay-and-display car park which is signposted from the main entrance to the University. The current parking charges are:
up to 1 hour 80 pence
up to 2 hours £1.50
up to 4 hours £4.60
Over 4 hours £6.90
Please note that the pay & display machines will only accept coins, do not give change and do not accept credit or debit cards.
Visitors who have been issued with a visitor parking permit by their host Faculty or Department 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, please note that a parking permit/pay-and-display ticket is not required.
For details of the eligibility criteria for student parking permits, please see:
Manor Park is a few minutes drive from the main Stag Hill campus. Go out of the main University entrance and straight ahead under the A3 and across the next two roundabouts into Gill Avenue, which also leads to the Hospital and Research Park. Proceed to the top of Gill Avenue and turn left into Manor Park.
If you are using sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 7YW.
Hazel Farm is about 2 miles north of the University in an estate just off the A322 Worplesdon Road. If coming from the University, join the A3 for one junction towards London then follow the A322 towards Bagshot through Stoughton and at the first small roundabout turn right onto Cumberland Avenue. Hazel Farm is made up of the following roads: Hamiton Drive, Hamilton Close, Hamilton Place and Oregano Way.
If you are using sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 9PL