Travel & Transportation

There are a range of transport options open to renal patients. These include:

  • Patient's own car or a friend's car
  • Hospital transport services - see here for more information.
  • Public transport - Bus service information (and other maps), Tube maps - closest station Tooting Broadway on the Northern line
  • Bicycles and walking - Bicycle parking is available

For patients with Apple devices, St George's has developed an App that provides location details and other information. More information can be found here

For renal patients that drive, free car parking is available. Please see here for more details.

In addition, for patients travelling to dialysis (not for other reasons), the NHS will pay petrol expenses or public transport costs (not taxis).

Help with travel costs

If you are on a low income or benefits you might be entitled to reclaim your public transport costs to and from the hospital under the Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme.

You will need to bring the following to the Hospital Cashier in the Grosvenor Wing entrance:

  • proof that you are getting Income Support, Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee, a valid NHS Exemption certificate, a valid HC2 certificate or proof that you are a war pensioner and the treatment is for your accepted disablement. You may also be entitled to partial help if you are named on a valid HC3 certificate.
  • proof that you attended your appointment. You’ll need to ask the clinic or ward staff to give you a signed travel claim form.
  • proof of your travel costs (for example: bus, tube or train tickets, or petrol receipts). You will get your receipts back before you leave hospital.

Please visit the Hospital Cashier or call 020 8725 1632 if you need more information.

Transport for London Journey Planner
www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

London Travel Information
T: 020 7222 1234

TfL Textphone
T: 020 7918 3015

MiniCom:
T: 020 7918 3015

BBC Ceefax:
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ITV Teletext:
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Website
www.tfl.gov.uk

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