Traveling to TASIS England
TASIS The American School in England is located in picturesque Thorpe Village. Below, you will find directions to our campus. On arrival, guests are requested to visit Security at the main entrance gate on Ten Acre Lane for parking instructions.
Students flying to London from abroad or elsewhere in Great Britain land at Heathrow or Gatwick Airports. From Gatwick, bus and train services link passengers directly with a central London station. For students arriving at Heathrow, which is about 8 miles from campus, a taxi affords the quickest and easiest way to reach TASIS (pre-book: 01932 571111 or 01784 471111, normal cost approximately £25). The School provides courtesy transportation to and from Heathrow at the start and end of the school year and at the start and end of published school vacations.
A direct 40-minute ride from central London, TASIS England is easily accessible by rail. Trains run twice each hour from Waterloo Station to Virginia Water; from the Virginia Water Station, visitors may take a taxi for the 5 minute ride to Thorpe and the TASIS England Campus. Please note: as there is not a taxi rank at Virginia Water, call 01932 571111 or 01784 471111 to arrange for a taxi pick-up).
The TASIS England campus is conveniently located near the M25, 18 miles southwest of London, and can be reached in less than an hour by car from the city.
From the M25 Clockwise: Leave at junction 11 and join the A317 signposted Chertsey. At the roundabout take the first exit, still on the A317. Following signs for Thorpe, travel straight across the next three roundabouts and at the fourth, take the second exit onto Thorpe Road B388. Travel over the motorway and take the first turn right onto Mill Lane. At the T-junction, turn right into Village Road, and then take the first right, opposite the Red Lion Inn, onto Coldharbour Lane. Proceed until reaching a mini roundabout and turn left onto Ten Acre Lane. The entrance to the TASIS England campus is on the left.
From the M25 Anti-clockwise: Leave at junction 13 and follow signs for Thorpe Park by joining the A30, which runs parallel to the M25. Follow it to the Runnymede Roundabout, take the fifth exit to join the A308 signposted Staines. Travel straight across the first and second roundabouts. At the third roundabout, take the second exit to join the A320 Chertsey Lane. Travel 1.5 miles, turn right onto Norlands Lane, then continue straight ahead at the roundabout onto Coldharbour Lane. After passing through the narrow traffic calming posts, turn right at the mini roundabout onto Ten Acre Lane. The entrance to the TASIS England campus is on the left.
Ascot Cars 01344 297 297
Gemini Cars 01784 471 111
New Station Cars 01932 571 111
Staines Cars 01784 464510 / 01784 463400
Virginia Water Taxis 01344 874 888
Addison Lee (London and long distance) www.addisonlee.com
We advise that you pre-book taxis for evening trips as the companies in the Egham and Virginia Water area get very busy, particularly at weekends.
Trains run three or four times an hour on the London Waterloo to Reading line. Nearby railway stations are Virginia Water, Egham, and Staines. We suggest that when you board the train you call one of the local cab companies above to arrange for a driver to be at the station when you arrive.
For detailed train information, check www.nationalrail.co.uk or telephone: 03457 48 49 50.
Hotels and B&B's
There are a variety of places to stay near TASIS England.
B&B's in Thorpe
Coltscroft, Tel: +44 (0)1932 568 084, Email
Accommodations in nearby Virginia Water, Ascot, and Egham
Coworth Park, Tel: +44 (0)1344 630 539
The Runnymede-on-Thames, Tel: +44 (0)1784 436 171
Wheatsheaf Hotel, +44 (0)1344 989 467
Savill Court Hotel & Spa, Tel: 08448 799 067
Accomodations in nearby Staines
The Boleyn Hotel, +44 (0)1784 455 930
Accommodations in nearby Chertsey
The Bridge Hotel, Tel: +44 (0)1932 565 644