Details of how to get from London to Windsor by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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London to Windsor by Train
UK Travel Tip
Advance fares between London and Windsor
are no cheaper than tickets purchased on the day of travel. But check the train and coach companies for special deals that may include entrance to the castle or other offers.
Direct trains leave for Windsor & Eaton Riverside Station from London Waterloo Station every half hour throughout the day (hourly on Sundays). The journey takes about an hour and 20 minutes with round trip fares starting at £8.50.
Faster, More Frequent Service leaves for Windsor & Eaton Central Station from Paddington Station, every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. The journey takes about 35 minutes but involves changing trains at Slough. The cost is the same.
London to Windsor by Bus
Green Line runs a regular coach service to Windsor with stops at Windsor Parish Church, near the Castle, as well as Legoland Windsor. Greenland 701 and 702 coaches leave from Victoria Colonnades, near London Victoria Coach Station
roughly every half hour during the day. The journey takes about an hour. Tickets are priced according to a complicated Rainbow Fares
, with one-way tickets being offered as low as £1 on some journeys. Standard round-trip fare is about £13. Tickets must be purchased from the driver.
London to Windsor by Car
Windsor is 25 miles west of Central London via the M4 motorway. Leave the M4 at Junction 6 and follow signs into Windsor center. It takes about 45 minutes to drive. Parking throughout Windsor is controlled and relatively expensive. If visiting the Castle, use the Long Term parking. It may involve a 20 minute walk but it costs about a third of the cost of short term parking in Windsor center. An even better option is to use the Park and Ride
services at Legoland Windsor or Windsor Home Park. There is a small charge for bus fare. The parking at Legoland is free. There is "pay and display" parking at Windsor Home Park.