Guildford railway station is the larger of the two stations in Guildford town centre. The station originally opened in 1845, but it was rebuilt in 1880 and again in the 1980s. Today it's a busy hub for commuters and for students at the University of Surrey, with services from Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire passing through on the way to London Waterloo and London Victoria.
The town's pleasant retail centre is just a 10-minute walk from the station, and is one of Guildford's key attractions, with historic buildings alongside modern shops. Look out for the 17th-century Guildhall and the Royal Grammar School, built in 1507. The River Wey is another showstopper; running between the station and the town centre, it was once the lifeblood of Guildford's commercial success, and some of its 17th-century locks are still in use today. Head to Shalford Park, a little way south of the station, to relax by the water.
|Weekdays||06:10 - 22:00|
|Saturday||06:10 - 22:00|
|Sunday||06:20 - 22:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Please contact our Customer Services Department on 0345 6000 650
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Farnham Road & Long Stay Multi-storey Smart Car Spaces|
|Car parking spaces||657|
|Cycle storage spaces||378|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Car parks 1 & 2
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is level access to the booking hall and all platforms from the main entrance in Walnut Tree Close. There is no step free access from the Guildford Park Road entrance.
There is step free access to and interchange between all platforms via steep ramps. A staff operated powered wheelchair is available for customers. Please speak to a member of staff or our Assisted Travel team.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
The taxi rank is located outside the main station entrance (platform 2)
Guildford train station is mainly served by GWR and South Western Railway trains. GWR trains connect Reading to Guildford in 39m and Redhill to Guildford in 33m, while South Western Railway services cover the routes from London to Guildford in 1h 6m and from Portsmouth to Guildford in 1h 8m.
Need more information on how to get to Guildford by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Guildford.
Want to know when your next train from/to Guildford station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Guildford railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Guildford.
Guildford train station has two entrances and eight platforms. For step-free access use the Walnut Street Close entrance next to platform 1, from which you can access all eight platforms via ramps. There is also a footbridge across the platforms, connecting to the Guildford Park Road entrance beside platform 8. Note that some services to Waterloo are faster than others - the Woking service from platform 5 is the quickest. Trains to Gatwick Airport depart from platform 4. There are taxi ranks outside both station entrances.
Guildford train station has three car parks: a long-stay car park off Guildford Park Road, and two car parks, including accessible parking, off Walnut Tree Close. Step-free access is not available at Guildford Park Road.
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Guildford station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Guildford station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Guildford.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Guildford station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Guildford station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
|from Gatwick Airport||Great Western Railway||16:13||5||On time|
|from Portsmouth & Southsea||South Western Railway||16:16||3||On time|
|from London Waterloo||South Western Railway||16:24||4||On time|
|from London Waterloo||South Western Railway||16:32||3||On time|
|from Portsmouth Harbour||South Western Railway||16:33||5||On time|