Car parking and travelling to the Royal Surrey


Getting to the Royal Surrey

A number of buses go to the hospital and we are situated just off the A3 and the Royal Surrey is clearly signposted from all directions of travel.  The following map provides much more detailed information.  (Please click on the map for larger view).

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Staff Parking

For staff who need to drive to work we operate a permit scheme. This is broken down as follows:

On site
For a map of on site parking please click here.
Trust Employees who work full or part time contracted hours: 

  • Pay band 7 and below, medical staff F1 to ST2 equivalent - £240, per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Pay band 8 and above, medical staff ST3 to Consultant grade - £360, per annum (pro rata for part time)

Please be aware that parking onsite is limited, and to ensure that essential car users have access to a parking place we offer a number of other travelling solutions.

Parking permits for on site parking will only be issued to new applicants who live outside of the 1½ mile restricted area and meet any of the following criteria: 

  • the permit applicant is required to use their vehicle as part of their job role
  • the permit applicant is a short term agency booking
  • the permit applicant is employed on permanent nights
  • the permit applicant must travel to site by car due to a medical condition 

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be offered a permit and bus pass for the free Park & Ride service if they live within the designated catchment area, or if a suitable travel route to the Park & Ride is possible.

Applicants for whom there is no immediate parking solution will be entered on a waiting list database managed by the Travel Plan Coordinator.  The waiting list will be updated on a monthly basis and parking permits will be issued when the Trust’s Travel Plan targets have been met. 

Car sharing (Discounted)
Parking is at least 50% the cost of a regular permit as the cost is shared between the car sharers.
You must be part of the Trust Car Sharing Scheme and cannot live within restricted area.

Low Emission Vehicles (Discounted)
Vehicle details will be verified to ensure they meet the DVLA low emission band (zero road tax).

Volunteers (free)
Volunteers may apply for a free, on-site car park pass

Pre-pay Scratch Cards
Applicable for temporary (bank or agency), contracting and other non-permanent staff (assignments of 3 months or over). Minimum 30 parking episode purchase - £1.00 per day.

Plot 23
Plot 23, has restricted parking hours for Trust Employees to reduce congestion along Gill Avenue as part of the planning permission granted for this area. Parking is restricted with no vehicle movements:
Between 8.00am—9.30am
Between 4.30pm —6.00pm
Permits are issued to Trust Employees who have suitable working hours.


Park and Ride

The Trust offers a free park and ride service for staff living in the Fleet, Camberly, Frimley, Bracknell, Wokingham, Basingstoke, East Woking, Aldershot, Ash, Godalming, Farncombe and Milford areas.

To find out if you are eligible please contact the travel plan coordinator on 01483 571122 ext 2426

Where is the park and ride?
West Way, Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8YH.

Walk and Ride

All staff who live within a 1.5 radius of the Hospital are unable to park on site, in order to free parking spaces for those travelling from outside Guilford. To find out if you live within the restricted area click here.

We recognise that this may not be suitable for all staff in the area and do to make exemptions to the rule where necessary. Please contact the travel plan coordinator 01483 571122 ext 2426 to find out more.

Motorcycles and Bicycles

Parking is free. Shower and locker facilities are provided in the Trust Employees changing rooms on Level A.

Bikes for the NHS Tax Free Cycle to Work Scheme
Trust employees that have a substantive contract are eligible to apply for a tax free bicycle in return for a reduction in salary over a 12 month period. The bicycle remains the property of the Trust until the end of the 12 month period when the employee will be given the opportunity to take ownership of the bike for a nominal one off payment (typically 10% of the initial value).

Bicycle Routes
From the website there is a section on Cycle Guides and Surrey Cycle Guide No. 4 provides a map showing recommended cycling routes and locations of cycling facilities in Ash, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Puttenham, Tongham and Worplesdon.

Public Transport

Season ticket loans for a rail/bus

The Trust will purchase the season ticket on behalf of the employee who repays the total amount by instalments from their salary over the same period of time as the validity of the season.

Access by Rail

Guildford train station is 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 20mins. For further information contact the 24 hour Passenger Information line on 08457 48 49 50.

Access by Bus

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.16/26 (via Fairlands/Woodstreet Circular)

Arriva No. 17/27 (via Rydes Hill/Grange Park)

Arriva No.36/37 (Merrow - Bushy Hill via Guildford)

A return to Guildford picks up directly outside the hospital Main Entrance (Bus stop HT1).