St George's benefits from London's extensive transport links. It is close to Tooting Broadway underground station, based in Transport for London's Zone 3, and is just a 20-minute journey to London Waterloo. It is also well served by bus routes and mainline train stations. And if you take advantage of the savings on offer, you don’t have to break the bank.

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London Underground

The Underground can be the most convenient way to get from A to B. Tooting Broadway station is only a short walk from St George’s. The Tube can transport you quickly and easily to the heart of London. You will be able to access all of the Underground lines and connect directly to six mainline stations: Charing Cross, Euston, King’s Cross, St Pancras, London Bridge and Waterloo.


Trains from Tooting mainline station, which is a 15-minute walk from the St George’s campus, are served by Thameslink. The line runs from Wimbledon to Luton and Bedford and will take you into the central London stations of Blackfriars, Farringdon and King’s Cross Thameslink.

The university is also well served by Earlsfield rail station, which is a 10-minute bus ride, or 30-minute walk, from the main campus. Trains from Earlsfield provide a quick route to Clapham Junction (three minutes), London Vauxhall (eight minutes) and London Waterloo (13 minutes). Find out more about South Western Railway destinations.


Alternatively, you can always hop on a bus. For shorter journeys they are cheap, quick and convenient and a great way to see the sights of London. Travelling on the bus allows you to visually connect up the different areas of London in a way the tube does not.

Cycle routes

For those who like to keep fit or prefer a more environmentally friendly way of travelling, pedal-power may be the answer. There is an ever-increasing number of dedicated cycle tracks and quiet streets away from the main roads, where you can safely, and legally, dodge the traffic. Contact Wandsworth Council for information on cycle routes in and around the Tooting area.

Travel for less

The London Transport Student Oyster Photocard offers students reductions of 30 per cent. These savings are on top of the savings you can make by purchasing a Travelcard. You can buy a Travelcard for different travel ‘zones’ in London, and you can pay for your travel by the day, week, month or year, or by using your Oyster Card. Within these parameters the Travelcard offers you unlimited travel on the Underground, buses and overground trains. If you make the same journey regularly at around about the same time, it can be an extremely cost-effective way to travel.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 14:14