Organise your trip

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.

A location map for the University of Surrey can be found online here


By air

From London Heathrow Airport

Rail-air link coaches leave for Woking railway station from the Heathrow central bus station, which is a few minutes’ walk from Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The coaches call at Terminal 5, and there is a limited service from Terminal 4. Passengers using Terminals 4 and 5 can transfer free to or from Heathrow Central (for the bus station) by the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect train.
Coaches run up to every 30 minutes and the journey time is approximately one hour. There are frequent trains from Woking to Guildford. For further information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 from the UK and National Express Coaches on 08717 818178.

From 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 train

By train

The closest train station to the University of Surrey is Guildford. The main Guildford railway station is conveniently located approximately a 10 minute walk from the University.

Guildford station has excellent rail links and acts as an interchange for 3 different railway lines.  Gatwick is the nearest airport, with a number of direct trains from Gatwick airport train station to London Road (Guildford). There are also a number of direct trains from London Waterloo to Guildford Station, with an average journey time of 50 minutes.

For information on planning your journey, check the National Rail Enquiries website or call them on +44 (0)8457 484950.

By 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.

By car

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.

If you are using a sat nav please enter the postcode GU2 7JP.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking at the University of Surrey

The university will provide parking free of charge. Please find attached two parking permits, one for Manor park where the accommodation is and the other for Stag Hill campus where the conference is taking place.

Visitors may also 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.

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extension):
    20 June 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    6 July 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    18 July 2018

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