Plan your visit to Guildford
To get the best out of your visit let us help you plan your journey.
To enhance the visitor experience Guildford’s attractive High Street becomes a pedestrian zone between:
- Monday - Friday: 11:00 – 16:00
- Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00
- Bank Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00
The A3 links Guildford directly to Portsmouth, London and the M25 (Junction 10), making it easily accessible. The M3 and A31 are also only a stone's throw away linking Guildford to the rest of the UK.
For parking information visit the Guildford Borough Parking Pages.
Electric vehicle charging points
The nearest electric car charging points to the town centre include G Live car park, Millbrook car park and Waitrose.
Find out more about electric charging points in Guildford .
Enterprise Car Club have a range of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric vehicles that you can rent. Join Enterprise Car Club Member and you can access vehicles across the Guildford, picking it up from a convenient street, train station, car park or Enterprise Rent-A-Car Branch for the hour or day. Membership includes fuel, servicing, MOTs, breakdown cover, insurance and cleaning, meaning you only pay for a vehicle when you need it, not when you don’t.
Centrally located between two major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, both of which have direct public transport links to Guildford.
Visit RailAir for coach links or National Rail for train connections.
Guildford benefits from two train stations, both only a short walk from the town's shops and attractions. Frequent train services operate from Guildford Station to London Waterloo, with an average journey time of 35 minutes. Direct trains also run to a from other major hubs including Reading and Portsmouth.
Enjoy a car free day in Guildford - find the next train to Guildford.
Regular buses connect Guildford to the surrounding villages and further afield.
For timetables and information visit surreycc.gov.uk
Coach Parking Locations
- Guildford Cathedral (please contact the Cathedral Office for further information).
- Bedford Road (2 spaces)
- Artington Park and Ride
Drop off and Pick Up Points for Coaches
- G Live - (please contact the theatre for more information)
- Millbrook (near Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)
Park & Ride
Guildford is well served by four Park and Ride services operating all-electric zero emission buses. Park free all day and only pay for the bus, either with cash or contactless payments.
- Merrow (GU4 7AA) - Monday to Saturday
- Artington (GU3 1LP) - Monday to Saturday
- Spectrum - Monday to Friday (Temporarily suspended)
There are plenty of bike racks in and around the town. If you don't have your own bike, Brompton Bikes can be hired from Guildford Station or hire an electric bike from Electric Bikes Guildford on Woodbridge Road. <>
Guildford has a range of services available for those in need of extra support during their time in the town. Find out more about accessibility.
Maps and Guides
Guildford Tourist Information Centre has stock of maps of Guildford and the surrounding area, as well as bus and train timetables. For additional help before journey, do call 01483 444333 or email us for help and advice.
This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus.