Travel & Transport
Merrist Wood College tries to encourage students to use alternative modes of transport. By doing this we are aiming to reduce the amount of traffic as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and living environment.
At Merrist Wood College, the car park is located at the back of the Harris Centre. Motor bike spaces and cycle racks are also provided. In order for students to park on the campus, you must register your car details with Student Services.
Cycle racks and motorbike spaces are available at the College. Students travelling to the College by bicycle from local areas can plan their route on the Surrey County Council website: www.surreycc.gov.uk and by clicking on Roads and Transport and following the cycling links.
From Guildford: 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.
Friary Bus Station, catch the number 20 bus (Kite) to Aldershot via Fairlands Estate.
Catch the number 34 or 35 bus (both Arriva) to the Guildford Friary Bus Station and then get the number 20 bus (Kite) to Aldershot, getting off at Fairlands Estate.
Catch the number 3 bus (Stagecoach) to Ash, then the number 20 bus (Kite) to Guildford, getting off at Fairlands Estate.
Catch the number 70 or 71 bus (both Stagecoach) to Guildford Friary Bus Station and then catch the number 20 bus (Kite) to Aldershot, getting off at Fairlands Estate.
Catch the number 1 bus (Stagecoach) to Aldershot Bus Station and then the number 20 bus (Kite) to Guildford, getting off at Fairlands Estate.
For latest news about bus services or discount travel schemes in the area visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/buses. Visit: www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains for more information and bus timetables.
Although there is a train station in Worplesdon it is easier to travel to Merrist Wood from the main Guildford station. From here students can either catch the number 20 public bus that runs from Guildford bus station (see bus information above). Train contact details: National Rail Enquiries, Tel: 03457 48 49 50
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com. See also www.mytrainticket.co.uk
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 and to apply please visit Surrey County Council's website.
The Guildford College Group has joined forces with Stagecoach who are offering subsidised Bus Fare Cards. Cards can be bought on a termly or annual basis. See www.buymyunirider.com for further information.