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

Bus routes

Bus Route 1 - Shamley Green via Cranleigh, Dunsfold, Chiddingfold - Mornings only

  • Collection point = The Arbuthnot Hall Shamley Green, GU5 0UA
  • Morning departure time = 07:20
  • Stops = Cranleigh – Repaircraft (07:30), The Sun Dunsfold (07:45), The Crown Inn Chiddingfold (08:00); King Edward’s (08:15)
  • Costs (to be paid termly) = £250 per term for single journey

Bus Route 2 - Merrow Park and Ride return via Ripley

  • Collection point = West Horsley – King William IV, KT24 6BG
  • Morning departure time = 07:30
  • Stops = Merrow Park and Ride (07:45), 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 to Ripley

Bus Route 3 - Farnham Return

  • Collection point = South Farnham Primary School, GU9 8DY
  • Morning departure time = 07:30
  • Stops = Elstead SPAR (07:40), King Edward’s (08:10), Barrow Hills School (08:25)
  • After school meet = King Edward’s (17:40)
  • Afternoon drop offs = Elstead SPAR (17:55), South Farnham Primary School (18:05)
  • Costs (to be paid termly) = £250 per term for single journey; £500 per term for return journey to Ripley

Bus Route 4 - Cobham Return

  • Collection point = Holy Hedge Car Park, KT11 3DQ
  • Morning departure time = 07:25
  • Stops = Talbot Hotel Ripley (07:45); Jovial Sailor Ripley (07:50), King Edward’s (08:20)
  • After school meet = King Edward’s (17:40)
  • Afternoon drop offs = Shell Garage and Mini Waitrose Ripley (18:00), Holy Hedge Car Park, KT11 3DQ  (18:20)
  • Costs (to be paid termly) = £270 per term for single journey; £570 per term for return journey to Ripley

Bus 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.

King Edward’s operates three bus routes – Bus Routes 1, 2 and 3 in the chart above – which are accessible to all King Edward’s pupils.   Barrow Hills School pupils in Years 7 and 8 may use the King Edward’s minibuses. Barrow Hills, our partner prep school and nursery, runs a minibus service between Haslemere and Barrow Hills, which stops at King Edward’s.

  • The bus services use the Schools’ 17-seater minibuses and Beeline’s (mini) buses.
  • All drivers are experienced and qualified bus drivers. They may be staff members or drivers from Beeline Cars Services.
  • All minibus routes run Monday to Friday.
  • The service needs to be pre-booked by parents on a termly basis
  • Parents and pupils will exchange mobile numbers with the School, 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 Mr Justin Benson on bensonj@kesw.org or call +44 (0)1428 686771.
  • All parents please pre-book with Barrow Hills School via email to Mrs Rachel Barraud on rlb@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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