Trains to Farnham

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Farnham is the largest town in Surrey. It is 34.5 miles (55.5 km) southwest of London. It lies adjacent to the border with Hampshire and it is 11 miles (17km) away from Guildford and 28 miles (45km) from Winchester.  The town is crossed by River Wey that is navigable with canoes. It hosts several historic attractions such as the stunning ruins of Waverley Abbey with vaults, columns and walls dating back 1128, the Abbey is often used as a movie set due to its beauty. There are several Georgian houses, many old buildings including the ruins of the 12th century fortress of Farnham Castle overlooking the town. Additional attractions include Mother Ludlam’s small cave and Farnham Maltings offers an arts quarter drawn from restored Victorian factory buildings that have been turned into studios, a theatre, cafe and even a cinema to entertain visitors.

The town is served by Farnham railway station which was opened in 1848 that used to host the British Army and lead to the market town to grow into one of the early commuter towns. Today Farnham is an important commuter hub whereby South Western Railway operates offering direct train services directed to Aldershot, Alton, Woking, Surbiton, Clapham Junction and London Waterloo. Modern electric trains run along steam and freight trains travelling along the Watercress Line and Holybourne terminal.

Farnham railway station provides weekly train services, two per hour, to London Waterloo and two to Alton. On Sundays one train per hour runs to these destinations. The direct train journey from Farnham to London Waterloo and Guildford is just over one hour, whereas Aldershot is under half an hour away.   Visitors travelling by train are advised to purchase train tickets to Farnham in advance to benefit from discounted rates. Passengers arriving at the train station can reach the town centre in approximately 10-minutes’ walk, a bus service connects the train station to the centre. The bus stop is located just outside the train station. The town offers several attractions, restaurants and bars and a thriving arts scene. The surrounding area is characterized by Surrey Hills that are well-known for their outstanding natural beauty. The North Downs Way begins in Farnham, it is a very popular long-distance footpath famous among nature-lovers and hikers. Book train tickets to Farnham and come and enjoy all that this thriving area has to offer.

Farnham railway station is located just off Station Hill and it offers travellers a ticket office, a self-service ticket machine, shops and luggage storage facilities. The station offers step-free access between the two platforms. Trains directed to London Waterloo depart from platform 1, whereas those directed to Alton depart from platform 2. Passengers requiring accessibility assistance are advised to book it prior departure or to seek assistance at Farnham railway station from one of the designated members of staff available at this train station. Visitors can benefit from pay and display car park and bicycle storage located just outside the train station.