The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Guildford to London will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
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Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Guildford for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 44 km distance in an average of 55m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 32m .
The slowest train will take 1h 12m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
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|Train Companies:||South Western Railway|
The South West Trains service from Guildford to London Waterloo, is quick, efficient and regular. For those travelling during the week, there are up to eight trains from Guildford to London every hour; the journey takes approximately 40 minutes on the direct train and 1.25 hours on the stopping service. The first train in the morning departs around 04.30 a.m. and the last train is 30 minutes before midnight. Weekend passengers will find a good and reliable service with no fewer than 6 trains an hour during popular times of the day.
Guildford station is just to the north of the town centre over the bridge. It is easy to walk to from the high street, or local bus services are available for those with heavy bags or children. Parking at Guildford station is notoriously problematic, so it is probably sensible not to take the car. Late at night and early in the morning, it may be advisable to book a taxi to avoid missing the more sporadic trains from Guildford to London.
Trains from Guildford to London arrive at Waterloo which is centrally located, just to the south of the river Thames. The train station is well connected to other parts of London via the tube network and local bus routes. Popular attractions close to Waterloo include the London Eye, the National Theatre and The Old Vic play house. There are also plenty of restaurants and pubs nearby as well as convenient (but pricey) accommodation. Covent Garden is just across the river and is served by local buses but the 15 minute walk over Waterloo Bridge is a very pleasant one offering splendid views of the Capital.