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Directions to Kingston University


Find out how to get to each of the Kingston University sites:

Public transport

By rail

  • Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28–33 minutes) or Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) for Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campus sites.
  • Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Putney station (midweek eight trains per hour, journey times 15–20 minutes) or Norbiton station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 25–33 minutes) for Roehampton Vale and Kingston Hill campus sites.

Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

By bus

Buses run both locally and from other parts of London. Visit the Transport for London website for further information.

We also run a free intersite bus service for students, staff and visitors, the nearest bus stops to the railway stations are at Kingston bus terminus; or the Penrhyn Road campus. Walking from Surbiton or Kingston railway stations is possible in 20–30 minutes for Penrhyn Road and Knights Park campuses and allows you to get a feel for the area and local amenities.


Visitor parking (non-Open Days)

Please note that all visitors to Kingston University must pre-book car parking through the person they are visiting.

Parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites so all visitors must display a visitor permit, which are available from campus receptions. Parking control notices (PCNs) will be issued for any vehicles not displaying a valid permit during the stated times or where a vehicle is parked in breach of the on-site instructions.

Vehicles are parked at the user's own risk and the University accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any personal property brought onto our sites.

Parking is limited at the University's town centre sites (Penrhyn Road, Kingston School of Art at Knights Park, River House, Cooper House), so you may have to use one of the public pay-and-display car parks nearby. Visit the Kingston Council website for further information.

Free car parking is available on all sites for blue badge holders.

Parking during undergraduate Open Days

Please visit the undergraduate Open Days page for further information.


There is a network of cycle routes adjacent to most university sites. Cycle parking facilities are available on all sites, including halls of residence. For further information, visit the Cycle Kingston website.

Find out how the University is supporting sustainable travel.

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

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