For those arriving at London airports, we strongly recommend that you do not take the expensive black cabs, but call either Windsor Cars http://www.windsorcars.com/ (+44 1753 677 677) or Gemini Cars http://www.geminicars.co.uk/ (+44 1784 471 111). Windsor Cars have a dedicated email for pre-booking journeys: email@example.com.
Most local taxi companies know the Royal Holloway campus well and should be able to drop you at the correct area for check-in.
Taxi from Heathrow
If called on arrival, the cash price from London Heathrow (any terminal) is approximately £21.00. The driver will meet you at a given location within arrivals. The collection point at Terminals 1-4 is at W H Smith in arrivals. At Terminal 5, the collection point is at Costa Coffee. The collection point will be confirmed when you call.
Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge. If pre-booked, the cash price from London Heathrow (any terminal) is approximately £26.00. The driver will meet you in arrivals with a named sign. Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge.
Taxi from Gatwick
A taxi from Gatwick costs £63.00 and must be pre-booked. This price includes a 40 minute waiting time and parking for up to an hour once the flight has landed. Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge. Sharing a taxi with other delegates will help keep costs to a minimum.
Bus from Heathrow
There is a bus service from London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Royal Holloway. The number 8 bus leaves from outside Terminal 5 (not from the Central Bus Station). If you arrive at another terminal, follow flight connection signs for “Internal airport transfer to T5”. From the Central Bus Station, the number 441 bus also stops outside Royal Holloway’s main entrance but it takes a less direct route and the journey is therefore longer. The timetable for bus route 441 can be found by following this link http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains/bus-timetables/ Click on Staines, Chertsey and Walton timetables. For bus route 8, the timetable can be found here: https://bustimes.org.uk/services/set_1-8-B-y08.
There are frequent services from London Waterloo to Egham (35-40 minutes); Woking to Egham (35 minutes, change at Weybridge) and Reading to Egham (40 minutes). Services at weekends, especially those on Sundays, are less frequent than on weekdays. Train links to the rest of the country are available via the London stations or Reading. There are usually taxis waiting outside Egham station to take you to Royal Holloway, which is located less than a mile from the station. http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/plan-your-journey.aspx
Royal Holloway is on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is 2 miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London Orbital). After leaving the motorway, take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (this is the Egham by-pass). At the first roundabout, take the second exit. At the second roundabout, take the second exit and continue on the A30 up Egham Hill. Royal Holloway is on the left at the top of the hill. Free parking is available on campus. The car parks are indicated on the campus map.
The Sat Nav post code is TW20 0EX.
Please ensure you have provided the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org on, or
prior, to arrival so that you can be added to the Visitor Database for the duration of your stay:
- car registration number, make, model and colour;
- arrival and departure dates and times.
Car parking arrangements
Car parking information will be added nearer the date once we have been able to confirm numbers and locations.
Directions on Campus
Please use the campus map given at registration to find your way around campus.
There will be some ISOTDAQ school signage but this will be minimal in compliance with
College policy. The campus map will help locate your accommodation block and conference venue before arrival.
Please ensure that any mobility issues which were not given during the online registration process, have been forwarded to the conference organisers at least 5 working days before arrival.