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There are 5 ways to get from London to Windsor by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Slough

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Victoria Station to Windsor Town Centre, Theatre Royal

Train via London Waterloo

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington to Windsor

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Windsor

London to Windsor by train

The train journey time between London and Windsor is around 37 min and covers a distance of around 21 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest train normally takes 25 min. Operated by First Great Western Service and TfL Rail, the London to Windsor train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Windsor & Eton Central. Typically 208 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
26 min
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
37 min

Train route information

Fastest train time:
25 min
Train distance:
21 miles
Trains per week:
208
Cheapest price:
£8
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:04
Last train departs at:
23:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Windsor train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Windsor is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Windsor is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to Windsor is to bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Windsor is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Victoria Station station and arriving at Windsor Town Centre, Theatre Royal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Windsor & Eton Riverside. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between London and Windsor is 21 miles. The road distance is 23 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Windsor without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £8 - £16.

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It takes approximately 51 min to get from London to Windsor, including transfers.

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London to Windsor bus services, operated by Reading Buses, depart from Victoria Station.

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London to Windsor train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London to Windsor is to train which takes 51 min and costs £8 - £16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 1h 33m.

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Map of how to get from London to Windsor.
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  • Distance: 20.5 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between London, England and Windsor, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Slough every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £8 - £11 and the journey takes 27 min. TfL Rail also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Reading Buses operates a bus from Victoria Station to Windsor Town Centre, Theatre Royal hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 1h 33m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Slough
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Slough
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£5 - £8
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£8 - £14
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington to Windsor
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk

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London to Windsor bus services, operated by Reading Buses, arrive at Windsor Town Centre, Theatre Royal station.

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London to Windsor train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Slough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Windsor is 23 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from London to Windsor.

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