Using Public Transport
The rail network is good, with a fair spread of local stations and regular trains, often terminating at London Waterloo. There is also a reasonable choice of bus services and links to London underground, information for each can be found at the links below:
National Rail Journey Planner offers access to details of routes, times and fares for all railway journeys throughout the UK.
Bus and Train Information from Surrey County Council. Covering the whole county, with ample information and a number of further useful links.
Taxis at Train Stations to get you to the train on time, or help with other journeys in the local area and beyond.
As the last link above demonstrates, although a more expensive option, taxi, or chauffeur services are plentiful and wide ranging. Still no reason not to save a few pounds with a little planning.
Calculating The Cost
We are not taxi averse, with several people travelling they can be cheaper than public transport, which is not low cost in Surrey. Many areas in the county also see bus services finish early evening, or not run on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Even so, using public transport in Surrey can save money. Children travel at lower cost, all pensioners and a number of other people are entitled to free bus passes. Most bus companies offer saver tickets, or reduced fare packages.
The cost and nuisance of parking is also avoided, along with wear and tear if you do have a vehicle. Buses and trains can offer a more social environment for travel, you don't have to look where you are going unless you choose to.
Surrey residents find reliability good, trains in particular but the buses have improved. If you need further information on public transport, give us a call, whether you are moving to Surrey or not.