Transport and getting around
As a Surrey student, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being within walking distance of Guildford town centre’s shops, parks, restaurants, pubs and clubs. With a great network of bus and rail services nearby, and a good cycling infrastructure, the vast majority of students find they have no need for a car.
Face coverings on public transport
It is currently mandatory to wear a face covering on UK public transport to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible. If you do not wear a face covering you will be breaking the law and could be fined.
The University will provide all students with one face covering, but you can also purchase them online or make your own.
There are regular bus services between Manor Park, Stag Hill, Hazel Farm and Guildford town centre between the hours of 6am and midnight. From the town centre, there are also plenty of services covering other areas around Guildford.
For discounted student travel, you can order a variety of different Stagecoach student cards online. It costs £155 for an annual travelcard or £69 for a three-month travelcard. Both tickets represent fantastic value for money, with a saving of more than £600 on the cost of buying the annual ticket directly from the bus company.
If you are a resident of Hazel Farm, a free Stagecoach bus pass is included in your key pack on arrival.
As well as standard journeys, your travelcard will also cover the University night-bus service. This operates six nights a week between the town centre, Stag Hill and Manor Park.
Find out how Stagecoach are keeping you safe on their buses with their cleaning regime.
The University is a short walk from Guildford railway station which has great connections to London and the South East.
You can find out more about how South Western Railway are keeping you safe on their website.
Cycling – both around campus and into Guildford – is very easy and the transport of choice for many students.
Bike storage on campus
The University campus has plenty of cycle racks, including one in each court of residence. Some racks are lockable with a key that you can borrow.
Bike storage in Guildford
In Guildford, there are cycle racks at the railway station and around the town centre, close to the shops.
Bike share scheme
The University has a bike share scheme in partnership with nextbike UK.
With eight docking stations and 50 bikes located across our Manor Park and Stag Hill sites, it's easy to get around and membership is only £30 a year!
There are very limited spaces and therefore, car parking is not available at the University for most students.
Find out if you are eligible for a parking permit, otherwise we suggest that you make use of our subsidised Platinum bus pass, which allows you to use Guildford Park and Ride, or use other public transport.
For more information about applying for a permit, visit our dedicated parking page. Please be aware that the issue of a permit does not guarantee a space – there are no permit refunds if the car park is full.