Travelling to college

Farnham College tries to encourage students to use alternative modes of transport other than cars. We are aiming to reduce the amount of traffic as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and living environment. 

Cycle racks and motorbike spaces are available at the college. Students travelling to the college by bicycle from local areas can plan their route by visiting the Surrey County Council website.

The college is easy to reach by road and can be reached via several routes, including the A31. There is a student car park on site, which provides free parking. If you park off-site, you must ensure you are parked legally and are not blocking residents' driveways.

There are 2 local taxi companies that we recommend: 

Home James:  Tel: 01252 737475

Station Taxis:  Tel: 01252 735735

Bus services stopping conveniently close to Farnham College include:

  • Aldershot/Bordon to Farnham Train Station – nos. 17 and 18
  • Aldershot to Farnham Train Station – nos. 4, 5,17,18,19 and 46
  • Alton to The Borough, Farnham – no. 65
  • Dockenfield to The Borough, Farnham – no. 16
  • Haslemere to Farnham Train Station – nos. 18,19
  • Godalming to Farnham Train Station -nos.46
  • Guildford Bus Station to Farnham Train Station – no 46
  • Fleet to East Street, Farnham – no. 65X

If you live in Surrey, aged between 16 and 18, you can buy a Surrey LINK Card for the bus which offers 50% discount on adult bus fares 24/7 all year round. For more information, phone Surrey County Council on 0300 2001004 (9am-5pm) or visit their website: www.surreycc.gov.uk - type in LINK Card in the search or find it under the Roads and Transport section.

For more information about travelling by bus contact the following:

Stagecoach offer a variety of discounted StudentRider tickets, some of which offer unlimited travel in your chosen area. For more information, please visit: Student tickets for the UK | Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com)

Direct South West Train services to Farnham station, approximately a 5 minute walk from the college include:

  • Aldershot – direct, journey time approx. 5 mins
  • Alton – direct, journey time approx. 14 mins
  • Ash Vale - direct, journey time approx. 10 - 30 mins depending on time of day.
  • Bentley - direct, journey time approx. 7 mins
  • Brookwood - direct, journey time approx. 20 mins
  • Guildford – direct, journey time approx. 23 mins
  • Wanborough – direct, journey time approx.. 17 mins
  • Woking - direct, journey time approx. 25 mins

Other local services include:

  • Ash – direct, journey time approx. 13 mins
  • Camberley – change at Aldershot, approx..37 mins
  • Farnborough – change at Brookwood, approx. 31 – 46 mins depending on time of day
  • Fleet – change at Brookwood, approx. 36 – 46 mins depending on time of day
  • Frimley – change at Aldershot, approx. 33 mins
  • Godalming – change at Guildford, approx. 35 – 52 mins depending on time of day

Train discount card and contact details

The National Rail 16 – 17 saver offers 16 -17 year olds 50% discount off most rail fares.

National Rail Enquiries: Tel: 03457 484950, www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com.

To plan your journey, go to www.traveline.info.

Support with travel

If you are finding it hard to meet the costs of travelling to college, you may be able to get a travel bursary, depending on your situation. For more information on bursaries, to check if you’re eligible, and how to apply, please contact our Advice and Admissions team or see our Financial Support and Bursaries page.

Farnham College

Opening Times

Day Opening time Closing time
Monday to Thursday 8:30am 5pm
Friday 8:30am 4pm


Term Time 
Monday–Wednesday: 8:00am–4:30pm
Thursday: 8:15am–4:30pm
Friday: 8:15am–4:00pm 

Out of Term 
Monday–Thursday: 8:30am–5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am–4:00pm 

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