OKTOBERFEST TRAVEL ADVICE
When traveling to Oktoberfest we would suggest to all our visitors to use the great public transport available around Guildford as there will be no parking available on site.
Guildford Railway Station is served by regular trains to/from London Waterloo and Victoria, Portsmouth, Reading, Gatwick Airport, Haselmere and Ascot.
There is also a daily CrossCountry service to/from Newcastle via Birmingham. For information on train times call 08457 484950, see the National Rail Journey Planner, or use the ‘Public Transport’ option on the route-finder (above).
Take the Guildford Park Road exit out of the station. Turn right onto Guildford Park Road, at Ridgemount turn right following the pedestrian signs for the Cathedral. It is a 10 minute up-hill walk from the back of the station to the Cathedral grounds.
There is not a public bus route that comes up to the Cathedral; however, there are several routes that stop at the bottom of Stag Hill, leaving a 5 minute up-hill walk to the Cathedral.
Routes 3, 27 and 37 go through the University, the pedestrian route to the Cathedral from the University is well sign-posted from campus
Routes 4 (to Guildford Bus Station past the Railway Station) & 5 (from the Bus Station past the Railway Station) go along Madrid Road to the bottom of Cathedral approach.
To find bus services to Guildford from elsewhere, use the ‘Public Transport’ option on the route-finder (above).
We would suggest all visitors to take advantage of all the great public transport links around Guildford especially as there will be no parking available for visitors to Oktoberfest.
If you do still wish to drive there is easy access from the Guildford by-pass (A3). If approaching from London or Portsmouth take the exit signed to Cathedral and University.
If approaching on the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth and turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to Cathedral and University).
If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit marked Farnham (A31). After crossing the railway bridge take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for 3/4 mile. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit for the Cathedral grounds entrance.
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