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Guildford station is situated on Station Approach and is managed by Network Rail. It is open 24 hours per day, has seven platforms and is on the Portsmouth Direct Line, 30 miles from London Waterloo. Services also run to Reading, Newcastle and Gatwick Airport. As a popular and busy station, there are thousands of convenient spaces within the area, 28 of them are reservable using the JustPark app and website.
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Specific areas of Guildford are covered by Controlled Parking Zones, making on-street parking somewhat problematic. All on-street parking spaces are controlled by Guildford Borough Council, and those near to the centre of the town are limited to just 30 minutes. Elsewhere, the maximum stay limit is two hours. Full details of available spaces can be found on the JustPark website and app.
The station has two car parks with a total of 330 spaces located on Farnham Road, operated by APCOA. The fixed daily rate is £15.20 for premium spaces; otherwise, it is £10.50. There are numerous options for off-street parking near Guildford station. The majority of the car parks are operated by Guildford Borough Council and have charges varying from £1.00 to £1.30 per hour. The most convenient locations are Commercial Road, Bedford Road and Mary Road.
There is an excellent and convenient public transport system in Guildford, with not just the option of taking the train to onward destinations, but there are also numerous buses and taxis. The taxi rank at Guildford station is conveniently located outside the main station entrance, close to Platform 2. A car rental office can also be found at Guildford station. Should a bus replacement service be running, it can be found in the lay-by off Walnut Tree Close.
At Guildford station’s car park there are eight accessible spaces for disabled motorists. Those holding a Disabled Person’s Railcard can access all the South Western ticket machines. There are accessible toilets within Guildford station.
Controlled hours run from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm in some areas, meaning only those with permits can park in these particular spaces, during this time. Several off-street car parks have height restrictions of 1.83 metres, so careful attention should be paid to any warning signs.
In Guildford station’s own car parks, the daily parking fee is reduced to £10 on bank holidays for premium spaces, and £5.00 for others.
At Guildford station itself, there are no drop-off and pick-up points. Within the town, no parking is permitted on double yellow lines at any time. There are four park and ride areas, which are convenient for dropping off passengers.
In the centre of town can be found the attractive medieval Guildford Castle, with its secluded gardens, ideal for family walks. Guildford Cathedral has spectacular views and often hosts local art exhibitions, and has a popular tea room. Dapdune Wharf has boats for hire and is maintained by the National Trust.