Bagshot is very well served with transport connections. A selection
of links to information sources, including route planners and timetables,
is provided at the end of this page.
Bagshot is on the Ascot to Guildford branch line and has its own railway
station. Services are half hourly (hourly on Sunday).
From London Waterloo take the Reading train and change at Ascot for Bagshot.
During the evening peak time a few trains come direct without having
to change. At Waterloo they only admit that our line goes as far as Frimley
(this is because there is a quicker route to places beyond there) so once
out of London do not be surprised when station announcements start listing
places through to Guildford. Total journey time between Bagshot and
Waterloo is just over 1 hour.
For travel to/from west London (eg Hammersmith, Earls Court, Kensington)
interchanging between rail and Underground at Richmond can be particularly
From Reading (for connections from the west and cross-country nationally)
take the Waterloo train (from a little side platform) to Ascot and change
there for Bagshot.
From Woking (for connections from the south and southwest) change at Ash
Vale (on the Alton line) for Bagshot.
Directions to Bagshot centre from the station (about
1/2 mile): turn left out of the station and down Station
Road to the traffic lights, turn left into Bridge Road (keeping the BP filling
station on your right). If walking, cross over at the pedestrian crossing
and turn into the old part of High Street (Three Mariners Pub on your left).
There is no taxi rank at the station, but there is a pay phone on Station
Ex Bagshot resident Ron Frost observed "I notice that the train journey
times today, from Bagshot to Waterloo is stated at 'just over one hour'.
In the 1940's that journey took 55 minutes and always on time. The journey
from Woking to Waterloo was 25 minutes and were every half hour service."
Bagshot has a variety of bus services provided by both major operators and
local companies. Some routes are supported by Surrey County Council.
The No. 34 service between Camberley and Woking via Bagshot is
half hourly throughout most of the day.
Bagshot is situated on the A30 and the A322. It is in close proximity to
junction 3 of the M3 (directions: from M3 J3 turn north along the A322 in
the direction of Bracknell, in about 1/4 mile at traffic lights turn left.
In 100 yds at the roundabout, for the centre of Bagshot, turn right, continue
under the viaduct, then left at the mini-roundabout.)
There is a public car park behind the supermarket in The Square, a car park
at the station and each of the pubs, and on-street parking on most roads.
Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are within a reasonable distance and
accessible by public transport though I normally suggest to incoming travellers
that they consider asking their Bagshot host to pre-book a local taxi firm
to meet their flight. As a guide a local taxi will charge about £40
for a pre-booked pickup from Heathrow, less for a drop-off at the airport,
a bit more for Gatwick. The taxi rank at Heathrow is served by London
taxis for whom Bagshot is "out of area" and you are advised to confirm the
journey price before departing, it could be twice what a local taxi would
For public transport to Bagshot take the 285 bus from Heathrow to Feltham
train station, then train to Bagshot, changing at Ascot.
The problem I found is that local transport services are very poorly signposted
within Heathrow - most people want to go to central London and that is what
predominates on the signs.
If you arrive at Terminals 1, 2 or 3 then walk to the Central Bus Depot on
the airport. Ask staff what bus you want to Feltham rail station (just to
make sure that it is still the 285) and where it goes from as the bus stopping
points are not all obvious.
If you arrive at Terminal 4 then ask for the route to Hatton Cross underground
station. There is an Underground service from T4 and I think it is free as
far as Hatton Cross. There has been maintenance work on the Underground with
trains replaced by busses, I don't know how long this goes on for, but if
is the "replacement bus service" then use this. Busses pull in just outside
the Underground station. .
Alternatively from T4 you could take the Heathrow Express for one stop to
terminals 1/2/3 for the Central Bus Depot (travel is free if that is as far
as you go).
You do NOT want the coach services called Rail-Air-Link which go to Reading
or Woking as these routes go far too far out of the way for Bagshot.
These notes were prepared for someone
who wanted to pick up and drive a hire car from Heathrow to Bagshot:
The car hire depots are on the periphery of the airport, most, if not all,
being on the north side. Visit your car hire company's stand in the airport
arrivals area and they will arrange courtesy mini-bus transport to their
The route from the airport to Bagshot that is easiest to follow is via the
M25 motorway. My advice is to ask one of the attendants at the car hire depot
how best to get from their depot to the M25 and perhaps get a map off them.
I think a map of the airport is also downloadable off the Internet.
There are several routes out, the most straightforward is to follow signs
for M4. This will lead you onto a motorway spur that joins the M4. Join the
M4 in the west bound direction (Slough, Reading, Wales, not London). Then
first exit and keep left to join the M25. Other options are to take the A4
rather than the M4, or to drive round the Perimeter Road past the new Terminal
5 building and then onto the M25
Join the M25 to travel in an anticlockwise direction (for Staines and Gatwick)
to Junction 12 (M3). Take the slip road off to join the M3 keeping in the
right hand lane of the slip road so as to join the M3 south/west bound (direction
of Basingstoke and Southampton, not London).
Exit the M3 at the first junction (J3, signposted A322, Bracknell, Guildford).
Turn right at the intersection roundabout (direction of Bracknell) and complete
your journey as directed above for 'car'.
I will be pleased to hear from anyone who travels from either airport to
Bagshot in order that I may update the above to provide the best advice.
The obvious public transport route from Gatwick to Bagshot is by train via
Guildford. If someone is available to meet you locally, then train
to Blackwater would be quicker. Do not assume that you will be able
to get a taxi or a bus from Blackwater station.
If you prefer regional airports then Southampton is quite convenient.
Southampton Airport/Parkway station is immediately adjacent to the terminal
buildings, travel to Farnborough (main line) station (depending on times
you may need to change at Basingstoke) then taxi to Bagshot (or get your
local host to pick you up).
There are private and business airfields of varying sizes at Chobham (Fairoaks),
Blackbush and Farnborough.
The following links should be able to answer all your detail travel enquiries,
including bus, coach and train times.
Data provided only for personal background information. While every effort
has been made to provide correct information no assurance as to its accuracy
is given or implied. Check any facts you wish to rely upon.