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 incurring a penalty charge.
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
- 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.
Travelling by bus
The number 3 Arriva bus 'Guildford - Bellfields Estate' departs every 15-20 minutes from the Friary Bus Station in Woodbridge Road and takes just 5 minutes to get to Guildford College. Buses run to the Guildford Friary Bus Station from all local area. Visit the Surrey County Council website for more information and bus timetables. Alternatively, visit the Stagecoach website for details of individual bus services as well as live bus times for each route.
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.