Arriving at Royal Holloway

  • By air

For those arriving at London airports, we strongly recommend that you do not take the expensive black cabs, but call either Windsor Cars (+44 1753 677677) or Gemini Cars (01784 471111). Windsor Cars have a dedicated email for pre-booking journeys: Most local taxi companies know the Royal Holloway campus well and should be able to drop you at the correct area for check-in.

  • Taxi from Heathrow

If called on arrival, the cash price from London Heathrow (any terminal) is approximately £21.00. The driver will meet you at a given location within arrivals. The collection point at Terminals 1-4 is at W H Smith in arrivals.  At Terminal 5, the collection point is at Costa Coffee.  The collection point will be confirmed when you call.  Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge.

If pre-booked, the cash price from London Heathrow (any terminal) is approximately £26.00. The driver will meet you in arrivals with a named sign. Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge.

  • Taxi from Gatwick

A taxi from Gatwick costs £63.00 and must be pre-booked. This price includes a 40 minute waiting time and parking for up to an hour once the flight has landed.  Please note payment by credit card will incur a charge.

Sharing a taxi with other delegates will help keep costs to a minimum.

  • By bus

There is a reasonable bus service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Royal Holloway. The number 8 bus leaves from outside Terminal 5 and not from the Central Bus Station. If you arrive at another terminal, please follow flight connection signs for internal airport transfer to T5. Timetables for the number 8 can be found through this link.

  • By train

There are frequent services from London Waterloo to Egham (35-40 minutes); Woking to Egham (35 minutes, change at Weybridge) and Reading to Egham (40 minutes). Services at weekends, especially those on Sundays, are less frequent than on weekdays. Train links to the rest of the country are available via the London stations or Reading.  There are usually taxis waiting outside Egham station to take you to Royal Holloway, which is located less than a mile from the station.

  • By car

Royal Holloway is on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is 2 miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London Orbital).  After leaving the motorway, take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (this is the Egham by-pass). At the first roundabout, take the second exit. At the second roundabout, take the second exit and continue on the A30 up Egham Hill. Royal Holloway is on the left at the top of the hill. Free parking is available on campus. The car parks are indicated on the campus map. The SAT NAV post code is TW20 0EX.

Directions on campus

Please use the campus map given at registration to find your way around campus. There will be some conference signage but this will be minimal in compliance with College policy.

The campus map will help locate your accommodation block and conference venue before arrival.