Both are probably close enough to consider a minicab or car service - probably about £50.
Coaches will probably do the route as well.
Hi, you can get a train from Gatwick to Guildford (hourly service, but check your arrival time, as trains don't run overnight). From Heathrow, get the RailAir link to Woking, and then a train to Guildford.
Have fun with the narrowboat. It's lovely gentle scenery around Guildford, and there's a lock for you to have fun with!
Thanks! Have you done the narrowboat trip from Guildford? I have met one person who did and she said it was very relaxing. I've been in the Guildford/Cranleigh area before and think it's beautiful and so accessible from the airports.
No, but I work in Guildford, and it's always a pleasure to spare a few minutes watching the narrowboats as they go through the lock.
There may be more than one lock, but I'm thinking of the one near Debenhams, and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, with the little footbridges linking the island to the Millbrook Car Park (?) on one side, and the theatre on the other. Just a little oasis of calm!Edited: 4:20 pm, September 14, 2010
I'm laughing at the thought that there is only one lock. There are many locks and yes I did a week-end trip from Guildford up towards the Thames. We turned round just past New Haw. You have to be careful because if you have one of the longer boats then there are only a few places where you can make the turn.
A taxi from Heathrow to Guildford costs £47 if pre-booked. Otherwise as Gilli says First Great Western from Gatwick or Railair to Woking and then train down. The walk from the station to Guildford Boat House is about 5/10 minutes.
Please ask if you have any other questions.
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