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Staff Arriva Bus Travelcards for Guildford

Staff Arriva Bus Travelcards for Guildford


Annual or Three Monthly bus Travelcard, valid for unlimited travel on all Arriva's commercial bus services within the Guildford Urban area.

Click here to see the Arriva bus network within urban Guildford and find out more how the University continuously invests in transport services.



12 month Travelcard      

normal price £677            staff price £160                 staff saving £517

3 month Travelcard        

normal price £183            staff price £70                    staff saving £113


Collecting your Travelcard (or Replacement Travelcard)

Purchased travelcards can be collected the next working day from the Accommodation Services Department, Philip Marchant Building, between 10:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.

In order to collect your travel card you must bring your valid University of Surrey campus card.

Replacement Travelcards

Replacement  Travelcards cost £20 and are non refundable.

See above for where to collect your replacement. In order to collect your replacement you must bring your valid University of Surrey campus card.


Taxable Subsidies

The University continues to heavily subsidise Arriva Travelcards to staff.  This provides great value for money for staff but HMRC requires staff to pay tax on the value of the resulting taxable benefit.  Staff who purchase an Arriva Travelcard do not need to take any action, as Payroll will manage the collection of the tax from your next available salary payment.

The value of the benefit on an annual Travelcard is currently £149 (at 01 September 2017).  Under the current rates, a standard rate tax payer who buys an annual Travelcard will be required to pay up to £30.00 in tax.  If you are a higher rate tax payer, please contact payroll on payroll@surrey.ac.uk or 01483 689017.

Please note that the benefit and tax value are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.  For the latest information on the tax contribution due, please contact Payroll on payroll@surrey.ac.uk or 01483 689017.


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