London to Windsor by Train

Guard at Windsor Castle

The best way of getting from London to Windsor is by train on South West Trains. There are two different routes from either Paddington or Waterloo stations in London, and they have different advantages. Neither is better than the other, so you may as well choose whichever station is easiest to get to from your London hotel.

London to Windsor by Train from Waterloo
Trains to Windsor from London's Waterloo Station take just under an hour and arrive at Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, a few minutes walk from Windsor Castle. There are two trains an hour from early morning to late at night and the advantage is that trains go direct without requiring changes. The cost of the fare is not expensive: see the links below to check current times and prices.

To Windsor from London by Train from Paddington
It's quicker to get to Windsor by train from Paddington Station, with 2-3 trains an hour and a journey time of about 30-40 minutes depending on the train. The disadvantage is that you have to change trains at Slough, which might not appeal to nervous travellers but might appeal to fans of The Office. These trains arrive at Windsor Central Station, which is also just a few minutes away from Windsor Castle and the centre of town. Fare prices are similar to the Waterloo-Windsor service.

London to Windsor Train Times, Prices and Routes
Check the current times and prices of trains from London to Windsor on the National Rail Enquiries website, or direct with South West Trains. You can often find the best train ticket prices online at the Raileasy website or on thetrainline website.

Other Links
London to Windsor by Bus
Driving from London to Windsor
The Best Things to Do in Windsor

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