Traveling to Windsor From Central London
Train and Bus Permutations Available To Windsor Castle From Central London
|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. Most visitors will travel by train to Windsor, but there are alternatives that might find favour depending on where you are staying in London.
Windsor is also close to Heathrow Airport and there is a choice of local buses that ply between Heathrow and Windsor and Eton.
The main options for the independent traveler to Windsor are:
- Train from Paddington - the fastest and most popular route.
- Train from Waterloo - takes a more southerly route than the Paddington train, slightly slower.
- Green Line Bus from Victoria - slower and cheaper than train, passing many hotels in the Kensington area on the way. Also visits Legoland Windsor
- Local Buses from Heathrow - three local bus routes go frequently between Heathrow's Terminal 5 and Windsor or Eton.
|Public Transport Central London to Windsor|
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.
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.
The fare structure is unusual and quite complicated. Your fare will depend on when you are traveling, broadly you'll pay more at peak times. However, this works fine for most visitors as they are going out of London when most passengers are coming in.
The Green Line bus after reaching Hammersmith goes non-stop along the motorway to Slough before crossing the Riber Thames over to Windsor.
|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.