Surrey - Transport
The proximity of Surrey to London is a key factor in the county's sustained popularity. Surrey has excellent local, national and international transport links:
The London orbital motorway, the M25, runs through the county. Other motorways are the M3 (London to Southampton) and the M23 (London to Crawley, then A23 to Brighton), and the major A-road the A3 (London to Portsmouth).
Commuter train connections run into London Waterloo, London Victoria and London Bridge (National Rail Enquiries), making Surrey very popular with those who enjoy the benefits of a career in London and a home in the less-crowded suburbs. Eurostar trains to Brussels and Paris leave from London St Pancras International.
There is a London Underground station (Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line) near Heathrow Airport. The journey into central London takes around 50 minutes.
Two international airports are easily accessible from Surrey. Heathrow airport, a major international hub, is in neighbouring Hounslow on the northern border of the county. A second international airport, Gatwick, is to the south of the county in West Sussex and can be reached via the M23 motorway. The wide range of flights available from both airports can be seen at the BAA website. Private flights use Fairoaks in Chobham (north of Woking), Redhill Aerodrome and Farnborough (across the border into Hampshire).
The River Thames runs into Surrey from Windsor, and then through/near Staines, Chertsey, Walton, Sunbury and on to London.