Travel (Royal Surrey County Hospital)
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The Royal Surrey County Hospital
To make parking as easy as possible, please click here for a map of our car parks and hospital buildings.
Parking can be difficult at some times of the day so it is worth leaving some extra time to ensure that you are not late for your appointment.
With effect from 4th January 2016 patients attending St. Luke’s Cancer Centre for radiotherapy appointments are able to park at a rate of £3.50. This will be increasing to £4.00 per day from October 1, 2016.
Along with a letter detailing your initial appointment, you will receive a parking permit that entitles you to park at this rate.
The permit is valid at both St Luke’s Oncology car park (Level A) and visitor parking at the front of the hospital. It should clearly displayed alongside a valid parking ticket.
For more detailed information on parking for appointments not specifically related to Oncology, please see the trust pages here.
There is a frequent train service from many of the surrounding areas to Guildford train station. The station is also on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth, with Reading and Dorking connections. A fast, frequent service is available with trains running approximately every 20 minutes.
For further information contact the 24 hour Passenger Information line on 08457 48 49 50.
There is a regular bus service to the hospital directly from the Guildford Friary Bus Station and the rear entrance of Guildford Railway station along Guildford Park Road.
Arriva No.4/5 (via Park Barn)
Arriva No.16/17 (via Fairlands/Woodstreet Circular)
Arriva No. 26/27 (via Rydes Hill/Grange Park)
A return to Guildford picks up directly outside the hospital main entrance (Bus stop HT1).
The taxi ranks in Guildford are situated at the railway station, adjacent to the Friary shopping centre, and at the top of the High Street. Alternatively, you may wish to contact local firms.
There is a freephone link from the hospital to City Cabs. The telephones for this service are situated adjacent to the main entrance reception desk, in A&E reception and in the radiotherapy reception of St Luke’s Cancer Centre.
Assistance with travel costs
If you are on income support or low income you may qualify for reimbursement of some or all of the costs of travelling to your appointment, including the expenses of any escort if the hospital has recommended that you have one.
These costs can be claimed as a cash payment at the hospital Cashiers office during opening hours of Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm provided you produce evidence of eligibility. Details of eligibility can be found in the HC12 booklet available from the Cashiers office. Alternatively, outside these hours, HC5(T) forms will also be available from outside the Cashiers office to reclaim costs via post.