Whether you’re local, a Londoner or coming from further afield, Dorking is well positioned to be a hidden gem not far off the beaten path. We’ve got great links for travel by car, bus, and even bicycle, just read on to find out more.
Dorking is less than an hour from London or the South Coast via the A24, and we are nestled in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our area is recognised as having some of South East England’s most stunning countryside, and with 422km2 of beautiful landscape at our fingertips you’ll have to go some way to beat it.
From the M25 at Leatherhead it takes only 15 minutes to reach us, so if you’re coming via London from further afield it couldn’t be much simpler. We like to think we’re an easy to reach destination, but off the beaten track enough to retain our quirky, original market town charm. Visit to see what we mean.
If you’re wondering where to park, visit our parkopedia page, and if you need an electric charging point look no further; Dorking Station hosts eight electric vehicle charging stations at 317 London Road, RH4 1QP, and also two Tesla 11kW charging stations outside Rialto Lounge at 33 South Street, RH4 2JZ. Find out more about Dorking’s Electric Charging Station points.
If you’re looking the chance to breathe some clean country air and take in the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills, head to Dorking and try out of the many cycle routes around the town. These are our top suggestions:
The Box Hill Route follows a picturesque section of the Olympic Cycle path and is suitable for all abilities. It’s 10 miles long and gives fabulous views over Dorking and the surrounding area. [map on link]
The Dorking Circular via Leith Hill route is another local path, and at 30 miles it will take you on a tour of the local area, mainly on side roads. [map on link]
Finally, National Route 22 of the National Cycle Network comes through Dorking and is definitely one for the more experienced cyclist; it runs from Banstead all the way down to the Isle of Wight, not that you need do it all! For a gentler ride, join at Headley and ride down through Dorking to Westcott to see the best of our part of the Surrey Hills. [map on link]
To look up other local routes, Map My Ride Dorking is a great resource. Check it out to find your perfect cycling match.
And when you need a break, look no further than Musette Cycle Caffe, where you can hang your bike and relax and refuel, what more could you want?
Dorking is predominantly served by the bus routes 32, 93 and 465:
The 32 travels through Redhill, Earlswood, Meadvale, Reigate, Betchworth, Strood Green, Brockham, Dorking, Westcott, Gomshall, Shere, Albury, Chilworth and Guildford.
The 93 travels through Horsham, Capel, Beare Green, Holmwood, Goodwyns and Dorking.
The 465 travels through Dorking, Mickleham, Leatherhead, Chessington, Hook, Surbiton and Kingston.
For more information see the map below or visit the Surrey County bus timetable.
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