Getting to Royal Surrey County Hospital

There are a number of options for getting to Royal Surrey County Hospital.

A number of buses go to the hospital and we are situated just off the A3 (take the exit signed to the Cathedral and University) and the Royal Surrey is clearly signposted from all directions of travel.

Use the map on the right to plan your journey to us. Clicking on the ‘View larger map’ link will allow you to view the map on a full screen.

If you are driving, please note that you should use the following approach roads:

  • For Outpatients, Wards, Accident and Emergency, Pharmacy, HASTE and Main Visitors Car Park use Gill Avenue GU2 7WW
  • For St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Florence Desmond Unit, Guildford Diagnostic Imaging and Oncology use Egerton Road GU27XX

Arriving by public transport

Access by Rail

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.

From the train station it is possible to travel to the hospital either by bus or taxi.

Access by Bus

Safeguard Buses has a service that comes to the hospital from the Town Centre via the train station departing every seven or eight minutes. You will need to catch route five to the hospital and route four back into Guildford Town Centre. The buses run at different frequencies at weekends and on public bank holidays. For more information, click here.

Also available:

  • Arriva route A (via The Chase, Circular)
  • Stagecoach route 1 (via Surrey Sports Park / University of Surrey)
  • A return to Guildford picks up directly outside the hospital Main Entrance (Bus stop HT1).

Useful telephone numbers and websites:

Arriving by car

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. Where possible, we advise that public transport is used.

Like most hospitals, the Royal Surrey needs to make a charge for car parking. There is a free 20 minutes pickup and drop off point at the front of the hospital and parking provisions for disabled are available next to all entrances.

On arriving and parking, visitors/patients now have three payment options:

Option 1 –Check in/Check out (pay by card)

Option 2 – Pay and Display (pay by cash or card)

Option 3 – Pay by Mobile App (using the ‘Waytopark’ app)

For Option 1 and Option 2, please visit the Pay Machine and select either ‘Check in/Check out’ or ‘Pay and Display’ and then follow the instructions on screen.

The Check in/Check out option means that you pay on exit which can be an advantage if you are not entirely sure how long you will need to park.

Please note that there are car parking signs providing full instructions if required.

Any enquiries or queries about parking should be directed to the CP Plus Parking office, which is located to the left of the doors into main reception or by calling 01483 571122 ext 6962.

Charges for car parking

Charges for parking – effective from 1 July 2019

Up to 1 hour – £3.40
Up to 2 hours – £4.50
Up to 3 hours – £5.00
Up to 4 hours – £5.50
Up to 6 hours – £6.50
Up to 24 hours/Daily Rate – £9.50
Weekly – £20.50
Oncology / Blue badge holders – £4.00 (per day)
Oncology / Blue badge holders weekly – £10.00

Those who are in receipt of certain benefits or of low income (see below) will qualify for reimbursement of this charge.

Arriving by motorcycle or bicycle

There are covered stands and secure storage for bicycles and motorcycles at the front and rear of the hospital.

Cycling to the Royal Surrey

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.


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.

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.

If you need a wheelchair

These are available for use within the hospital or clinics and are available from the main reception on your arrival and should be returned to the main reception after use.

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