Windsor Trains From Central London
Rail From London Paddington or Waterloo - A Choice of Two Routes
|Train at Windsor Central|
Windsor is a very straight forward and simple journey from Central London, well within the capabilities of any visitor to London.
There are two railway stations in Windsor, and a choice of railway lines. The fastest option is from London's Paddington Station that terminates at Windsor Central. The other railway is from London's Waterloo station, terminating at Windsor Riverside Station.
The Paddington train requires a change of train at Slough, where you catch a branch line train to Windsor. Despite this its slightly faster than the Waterloo train. However, if you are staying close to Waterloo the Waterloo train is probably your best bet.
The London Waterloo service terminates at Windsor's Riverside station, at the bottom of the hill from Windsor Castle, a a 5 minute walk away. Windsor Central is opposite Windsor Castle, when you exit the station it is right in front of you.
There is no need to book in advance on the trains from London to Windsor. You can check the fares available using the 'Trainline' link left as well as getting the latest schedules.
Trains are fundamentally there for commuters. There is no reserved seating and your ticket is not specific to a particular train schedule.
Trains run very late into the evening at good frequencies.
|Public Transport Central London to Windsor|
There is a Windsor Bus that plies between London Victoria and stops outside Windsor Castle. Few visitors use this, but it might be worthwhile considering if you are staying in the Victoria or Kensington High Street area.
|Windsor by Public Transport From London|
|Transport||Frequency||Journey Time||Stops/ Underground Connections|
|Train from Paddington||15/30 minutes||40 minutes||Change trains at Slough
Ealing Bdy (Central Line)
|Train from Waterloo||30 minutes||55 minutes||Richmond (District Line)
Vauxhall (Victoria Line)
|Green Line Bus from Victoria||60 minutes||65 minutes||Kensington High St (District)
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly)
|Bus from Heathrow Airport||30-60 minutes||35-45 minutes||Piccadilly
Line Heathrow T5
Heathrow Hotel Hoppa Buses
Visiting Hampton Court & Windsor In One Day
Although it is possible to visit both Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle in one day by public transport, (at least during the summer months it is) we would not recommend it. It is very tight for time and you will always have one eye on the clock. If you do try and do this, because of opening times its best to visit Windsor first with its earlier opening and closing times.
From both Hampton Court and Windsor (Riverside) the trains run to London Waterloo. They meet at Clapham Junction. Both services run about every 30 minutes. Allowing 15 minutes for the interchange at Clapham Junction the journey should take less than 90 minutes. There is a faster train service that connects London Paddington to Windsor Central via Slough. Windsor Central is opposite Windsor Castle.
Windsor & Legoland Transfer Facility
As we are based very near Windsor we can offer very competitive private transfer options by car or bus. We are competitive because you do not pay for the driver just to kill time in the Legoland car park.
The fee will be exactly the same if you spend 2 hours or all day in Windsor or Legoland Windsor.
If you have luggage we'll take care of that too.
Heathrow Late Flight / Stopover Solution
Heathrow is only 20 minutes drive from the passenger terminals at Heathrow Airport. If you have a long gap between flights at Heathrow or you have a late flight and you have to check-out of your hotel by lunch time then our Legoland Heathrow Stopover solution is ideal.
We'll pick you up from your hotel, flight or cruise deliver you to Windsor, store your luggage while you are inside then transport you to your hotel or Heathrow passenger terminal at a time of your choosing.
- Pickup from airports, London Hotels, cruise terminals at any time
- Drop you off at Windsor, leave the luggage with us.
- We'll pick you up again at a time specified by you for the 20 minute journey to Heathrow.
- Flat fee however long you require in Windsor
- Vehicles from 2 to 50 passengers
- If you're interested just use our enquiry form below.
Windsor Enquiry Form
Enter your requirements on the form below and we will provide you with a written quotation and answer any questions.