Round the corner from the train station

How to get toWindsor Castle and the Royal Collectioncar-free

Visit Windsor Castle and the Royal Collection car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to reach Windsor Castle car-free. Trains and coaches run to Windsor from across London. The train stations are a 5-10 minute stroll away.


There are direct trains to Windsor & Eton Riverside from London Waterloo (55 mins) Vauxhall (50 mins) and Clapham Junction (45 mins). From this station the walk is up a hill.

There are direct trains to Windsor & Eton Central from Slough (about 5 mins). Change at Slough from London Paddington (20 mins) and Reading (20 mins, with connections from Oxford). The London Elizabeth Line also runs from Farringdon (35 mins) and Liverpool Street (40 mins).

If you are traveling from St Pancras International (80 mins) or Stratford International (90 mins) then use our journey planner to find your preferred option.

When you travel by train, a Windsor PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel around the local areas of Windsor, Eton and Datchet.


Buses run regularly to Windsor from: London Victoria Green Line Coach Station (bus 702, the Windsor Express from stop 7, 95 mins) and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 (bus 8 and Windsor Express bus 703, stands 7/8, 60 mins). Hop off at The Parish Church of St John the Baptist.

There are also buses from Slough, Reading, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Ascot and within Windsor.


Our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.


Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains.

About Windsor Castle and the Royal Collection

'Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and has been home to royalty for over 1000 years. Explore the State Apartments, which are still used by the Royal Family today, discover historical rooms, watch the ceremony of Changing the Guard or stop for a coffee or tea break in the Undercroft Café, in the oldest part of the Castle.'

Photo credit: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023.

For any queries about visiting contact Windsor Castle and the Royal Collection on 0303 123 7304 or

Address: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ. Visit Website