Sep 1 – 6, 2019
University of Surrey
Europe/London timezone

Venue and Travel

The map of the main campus of the University of Surrey can be found here:

The information about how to get to the University of Surrey is here:

The university is walking distance both from the centre of Guildford and from the railway station, about a 15-25 minutes, walk depending from where you start and how fast you walk. Alternatively, a bus service (1 and 17) is available.


The information about bus routes in Guildford can be found here:

You want to take number 1 or 17 towards university.

If you arrive by train and want to take a bus to the university you should choose the rear exit of Guilford station – take the bridge over the platforms and head in the direction away from platform 1. The bus stop is just over the road from the exit. If you want to take a bus from the town centre you should go to the bus station. Normally, you pay cash to the bus driver but recently contactless payment with a card has been introduced.


Sunday Reception.

Reception and registration will take place in Wates House from 17:00 till 20:00. If you arrive by taxi or by bus then you want get out next to the Senate’s House. Then please consult the campus map to find the Wates House.

 If you walk from the railway station then 3 routes are possible.

  1. From the rear exit follow the bus route towards the university.
  2. From the main exit follow Walnut Tree Close until you see a road on your left that goes across the railway station. Take this road and you will end up at the entrance of the campus. Please consult the campus map to find the Wates House.
  3. Wates House is right at the entrance to the university from Guildford Cathedral. However, the route via Guildford Cathedral involves going up and down the hill, which will not suit everyone especially if you carry heavy luggage.

Walking from the town centre involves finding Walnut Tree Close (essentially, route 2).


Monday to Friday

All lectures will take place in the Lecture Theatre Block, which is in the middle of the Stag Hill campus. You can find its schematic location in the booklet with the practical information at

The registration desk will be in the lower concourse of the building.


How to get to Guildford

From Heathrow airport


If you arrive in a group the best way to get to Guildford is to take a taxi as it would take about 30 minute drive to Guildford. The cost is about £50-70. Shared between 4 people it would be slightly cheaper than using other transport. It is recommended to pre-order taxi. The university usually uses which is a reliable company.

Coach to Woking + Train

You take National Express Coach to Woking, which takes about 30-40 minutes, see for the timetable and prices see. The coach arrives to the entrance of the Woking railway station. You then take a train to Guildford, which takes 10 minutes. See for the timetable and prices. At Heathrow you can buy a ticket directly to Guildford in the coach office, the bus driver will sell you only the ticket to Woking so that you buy the train ticket in Woking. The information about train departures and platforms is well displayed.

New: Coach to Guildford

From Gatwick

There is a direct train connecting Gatwick and Guildford. The train station is located at the exit of the airport. The timetable and ticket prices could be found at . The information about train departures and platforms is well displayed.


From Luton and Stansted

Take a train to London then using the Underground go to Waterloo station. The trains to Guildford leave from the main station.


By train from London

The trains to Guilford leave from Waterloo main line station. You want to take the Portsmouth Harbour train. This is the fastest train. Trains terminating at Guildford are slow, stopping trains, but may have more room to sit down.  The timetable and ticket prices can be found at . The information about train departures and platforms is well displayed.


Arriving by Eurostar

You take the Underground, Victoria line and change at Oxford Circus to the Bakerloo line. This is a very convenient change, you just have to cross the platform without much walking. You get out at Waterloo.



The University sits in the heart of Guildford Town and is a 40 minute train journey from London.

Learn more about how to get to the University (Stag Hill site) and what Guildford has to offer.