Transport and travel

Whether a full boarder, weekly boarder or day pupil the School is well connected by train and road to London, the South Coast and to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, all less than one hour away.

Travel by train


Witley train station is on the Southern Railway train service direct line between London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour. There are trains that stop at every station between Woking and Witley and, from the other direction, between Petersfield to Witley. This service is a popular daily mode of transport for day pupils living in and around the local areas.  There is a safe five-minute walk up the path into the School grounds.

Train Timetable

Minibus routes

Minibus Route 1 - Shamley Green via Cranleigh, Dunsfold, Chiddingfold

Morning departure time = 07:20

Morning stops:

  • Cranleigh – Repaircraft (07:35)
  • The Sun Inn Dunsfold (07:50)
  • The Crown Inn Chiddingfold (08:05)
  • King Edward’s (08:15)

After school meet = King Edward’s (17:40)

Afternoon stops:

  • Chiddingfold (The Crown) (17:45)
  • Alfold Crossroads – The Ave
  • Cranleigh, Repaircraft
  • Arbuthnot Hall – Shamley Green

Costs (to be paid termly) = £250 per term for single journey, £500 for return journey

Minibus Route 2 - Merrow Park and Ride Return via Ripley

Collection point = West Horsley – King William IV, KT24 6BG

Morning departure time = 07:35

Stops:

  • Merrow Park and Ride (07:50)
  • King Edward’s (08.15)

After school meet: King Edward’s (17:40)

Afternoon drop off: Ripley (18:00)

Costs (to be paid termly) = £250 per term for single journey; £500 per term for return journey

Minibus Route 3 - Farnham Return via Elstead

Collection point = South Farnham Primary School, GU9 8DY

Morning departure time = 07:30

Stops:

  • South Farnham Primary School (07.30)
  • The Fox, Frensham Road (07.40)
  • Elstead SPAR (07.55)
  • King Edward’s Witley (08:10)

After school meet = King Edward’s (17:40)

Afternoon drop offs:

  • Elstead SPAR (17:55)
  • South Farnham Primary School (18:05)
  • The Fox, Frensham Road (18:10)

Costs (to be paid termly) = £250 per term for single journey; £500 per term for return journey

Minibus Route 4 - Esher Return via Cobham and Ripley

Collection point = Highwayman’s Cottage Portsmouth Road Car Park, Esher, KT10 9LG

Morning departure time = 07:15 (Esher)

Stops:

  • Holly Hedge Car Park (07:30)
  • Jovial Sailor Ripley (07:55)
  • King Edward’s (08:20)

After school meet = King Edward’s (17:40)

Afternoon drop offs:

  • Shell Garage and Mini Waitrose Ripley (18:00)
  • Holly Hedge Car Park, KT11 3DQ (18:15)
  • Highwayman’s Cottage Car Park Esher (18:30)

Costs (to be paid termly) = £270 per term for single journey to Cobham (return £540); £300 per term for single journey to Esher (return £600).

Minibus Route 5 - Haslemere Return (Barrow Hills School)

Collection point = Waitrose, 11-15 West St, Haslemere, GU27 2AB

Morning departure time = 07:35

Stops:

  • Chiddingfold
  • King Edward’s
  • Barrow Hills

After school meet:

  • Barrow Hills (16:45)
  • King Edward’s (16:55)

Please note if your child has a sports fixture or any other event arriving back at school with a published return time after 16:30 then you will need to make other arrangements to collect them.

Afternoon drop off

  • Chiddingfold (17:00)
  • Haslemere (17:15)

Costs (to be paid termly) = £3 for Haslemere and £1.50 for Chiddingfold per single journey. Free per journey between Barrow Hills School and King Edward’s Witley, subject to availability.

Minibus Route 6 - Godalming Return (Barrow Hills School)

Collection point = Bramley Business Park, GU5 0AZ

Morning departure time = 07:25

Stops

  • Charterhouse (Queens Drive off Hurtmore Road)
  • Homebase Godalming
  • Inn on the Lake
  • Enton (Water Lane junction Station Lane)
  • Barrow Hills.

After school meet = Barrow Hills (16:45)

Please note if your child has a sports fixture or any other event arriving back at school with a published return time after 16:30 then you will need to make other arrangements to collect them.

Afternoon drop off

  • Enton (16:55)
  • Inn on the Lake (17:05)
  • Charterhouse (17:15)
  • Homebase (17:25)
  • Bramley (17:45).

Costs (to be paid termly) = £3 for Bramley and £1.50 for Charterhouse, Homebase, Inn on the Lake and Enton per single journey.

King Edward’s operates four minibus routes in the chart above, which are accessible to all King Edward’s pupils and Barrow Hills children who are in Years 7 and 8. Barrow Hills also runs two further minibus services between Haslemere/Godalming and Barrow Hills, which stop at King Edward’s.

  • The bus services use the Schools’ 17-seater minibuses and travel companies Beeline and Safeguard Coaches’ small coaches and minibuses.
  • All drivers are experienced and qualified bus drivers. They may be staff members or Beeline and Safeguard drivers.
  • All minibus routes run Monday to Friday.
  • The service needs to be pre-booked by parents on a termly basis
  • There are Whatsapp groups for each route run by King Edward’s route for parents, the bus drivers and a School contact, in case of any schedule changes, due, for example, to illness, weather or heavy traffic.
  • All parents please pre-book for King Edward’s Witley via email to Mrs Alison Butler on butlera@kesw.org or call +44 (0)1428 686700.
  • All parents please pre-book with Barrow Hills School via email to Mrs Kim Hall on klh@barrowhills.org or call +44 (0)1428 681024.

Terms and Conditions

King Edward’s Witley and Barrow Hills School (the Schools) will reserve the right to cancel or change the route of the services at any time. Bookings need to be on a termly basis. The Schools will review prices every year and will give a term’s notice of any changes to price. Other terms and conditions may be applicable and will be provided by the Schools on application for the service.

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