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from London to Guildford

You can get from London to Guildford by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Guildford on 27 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30London1h00 09:30Guildford, Egerton Road
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£91One-way
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08:30London1h00 09:30Guildford, Egerton Road
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£91One-way
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20:30London1h00 21:30Guildford, Egerton Road
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£91One-way
18:00London1h10 19:10Guildford, Egerton Road
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£111One-way
12:30London1h00 13:30Guildford, Egerton Road
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£91One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£16South Western Railway
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£16South Western Railway
£9National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£16South Western Railway
£9National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£16South Western Railway
£9National Express
Sun
31 Oct
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£9National Express

Travel Information between London and Guildford

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 27 miles (43 km) by coach or train from London to Guildford. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from London to Guildford.

How to travel from London to Guildford?

There are several buses and trains each day from London to Guildford. It is a busy route that's popular with commuters, so there are extra services during rush hour. The journey doesn't usually take long and is rarely longer than 1 hour and 10 minutes. Buses and trains are available every day of the week including weekends.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Guildford?

The cheapest way to get from London to Guildford is by bus. Several buses leave for Guildford every weekday, with most of them departing just after breakfast, at lunchtime, and around teatime. The same number of buses run on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the buses from London to Guildford have a journey time of around one hour, with the fastest services taking 50 minutes and the slowest taking 1 hour and 10 minutes, although this may increase at peak times due to rush hour traffic. Every coach is provided by National Express, and they all run directly with no changes. Buses depart from Victoria Coach Station in London and arrive at Egerton Road Bus Station in Guildford.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Guildford?

Travelling by train is the fastest way to get from London to Guildford. There are dozens of services each weekday, with a similar number on Saturdays and Sundays, and the journey time of the fastest train takes just over half an hour. The longest train can take up to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Most of the trains from London to Guildford are provided by South Western Railway, and all run directly with no changes. The first trains of the day leave very early in the morning, and then there are at least two to three services every hour until late at night. At peak times there can be as many as five trains per hour. Great Western Rail also provides occasional services that have one change and usually take over 6 hours to reach Guildford. They tend to operate only one train a day, that leaves late at night. All of the trains depart from either Waterloo or Paddington in London and arrive at Guildford Train Station.

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Travel from London to Guildford by train

Most of the trains from London to Guildford are provided by South Western Railway. They run at least three trains every hour, from the early hours of the morning until late at night. There are extra services on weekdays, during busy periods such as breakfast-time and teatime. Almost all of their services run directly, but some may have one change in Woking. The journey usually takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes, but occasionally overnight services may have a stopover that increases the journey time to more than 6 hours and 30 minutes. Great Western Railway also offers one to two services each day, usually late at night or early in the morning. They all have one change, in Reading, and can take up to 5 hours and 40 minutes. Trains depart from Waterloo Station or Paddington Station in London and arrive at Guildford Train Station. 

Travel from London to Guildford by bus 

All of the buses from London to Guildford are provided by National Express. There are around eight buses per day, every day of the week. The fastest service leaves in the middle of the night and takes just over 50 minutes while the longest leaves in the late afternoon and takes over 1 hour. All of the services run directly and have no changes, and they leave at all hours of the day and night. National Express coaches to Guildford depart from Victoria Coach Station, which is in central London and is close to several underground and train stations. They arrive at Egerton Road Bus Station which is 1.7 miles outside of central Guildford. Buses leave for Guildford town centre every 15 minutes and have a journey time of 20 minutes. There are also various bus services to Guildford Railway Station, which is approximately 12 minutes away. 

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FAQs
How do I travel to Guildford from London?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Guildford including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from London to Guildford the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Guildford. Tickets for a coach cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Guildford:

A coach is generally £8 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £16 from London to Guildford.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Guildford?

The fastest way from London to Guildford is by train with an average journey time of 32 min.

Other travel options to Guildford from London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h   of travel time.

How many miles from London to Guildford would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 27 miles (43 km) from London to Guildford.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Guildford?

The average frequency per day from London to Guildford is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Guildford from London as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from London to Guildford, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Guildford?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Guildford:

  • Coaches from London to Guildford most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Guildford, Egerton Road.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Guildford.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Guildford?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Guildford:

  • You can go to Guildford from London by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £8 with National Express from London to Guildford on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Guildford with South Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with South Western Railway from London to Guildford.
Can I find a direct route to Guildford from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Guildford with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct coach to Guildford with National Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Guildford tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Guildford?
Omio customers who travel from London to Guildford often also extend their holiday to go to Luton, Manchester or Brighton and Hove. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Guildford and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket between London and Guildford online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between London and Guildford, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £8 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £16 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Guildford from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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