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Travel & Transport

Merrist Wood College encourages students to use alternative modes of transport other than cars. We are aiming to reduce the amount of traffic as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and living environment. 

By Car

If you do need to use a car, the College is easy to reach by road and can be reached via several routes, including the A3 and A31. There is a student car park on site, which provides free parking. We may prioritise parking for certain groups of people.

By Bike

Cycle racks are located in the car park at the back of the Harris Centre. Students travelling to the College by bike from local areas can plan their route by visiting the Guildford Borough Council website Motorbike spaces are available in the car park at the College.

By Bus

There is a bus service from Guildford Friary Bus Station, in Woodbridge Road, to Fairlands Estate which is a short walk away from the College. Buses run to the Guildford Friary Bus Station from all local areas.

For latest news about bus services or discount travel schemes in the area visit or for help planning your journey visit

By Train

Although there is a train station in Worplesdon it is easier to travel to Merrist Wood from the main Guildford station. Students can travel by bus to the College from the main Guildford train station.National Rail Enquiries, Tel: 03457 48 49 50 

Student Train and Bus Fare Cards

Young people studying at Merrist Wood College can apply for a Student Fare Card. These cost £25 and entitle you to a third off travel on trains and half price travel on buses if you live in Surrey (excluding London Boroughs). For further information please visit

If you are aged 16-25 and travelling by train, you may benefit from the Young Persons Rail Card by National Rail. Find out more about this card at


01483 88 40 00

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