Connections: Showing Motorways,
(running out of London)
Lines & Stations
Airports (guide only)
is well served by an extensive road and rail network and it is unique in
its unrivalled proximity to the world's two busiest international airports
at London Heathrow to the north and London Gatwick to the south.
Road distances to
Central London from Surrey's main towns
|| 19 miles
Bus and Coach Travel
Suretime - Surrey's Real Time bus information service
for Guildford and the surrounding area is now available
on-line. Check the departure details for selected stops from
the comfort of your own home.
National Rail 0845 748 4950 - local rate or
visit station ticket offices and National Rail-appointed
National Rail Enquiries also offers
Textphone (0845 60 50 600).
Road Network ~ An overview
Running through the heart of Surrey
is part of the M25,
London's orbital Motorway
(shown on the map above) , connecting the towns
of Reigate, Leatherhead, Chertsey and Staines.
This road provides excellent connections
between all of the capital's surrounding home counties and main
roads into London. However it's very much a victim of its own
success and despite many re-widening programmes this essential road can be
more like a moving car park than a motorway at
busy times! Beware of variable speed limits and their frequent speed
camera enforcement. (See our page on known Speed Camera areas ~ The Good Move Guide encourages
safe driving ~ so don't get caught, keep your speed down and drive carefully).
furthest parts of the county are less than an hour away from central London
using both car or rail transport, but remember the
ever increasing road congestion particularly within the Greater London
boundary demands adequate allowance must be made when traveling by road. Most day time hours now produce heavy traffic and at very
busy times some journeys can frequently take twice as long.
The route of the M25 in Surrey passes close to both London Airports
at Heathrow and Gatwick making this a particularly busy stretch of the
motorway. Within Surrey the main roads out of London are the M3
to the south west and the A3,
A24 and M23 to the south.
The location of the county means that it lies
between London and the South
thereby providing some of the finest venues for a variety of leisure
interests within a reasonable travelling distance.