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There are 4 ways to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Slough

£41 - £132

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Bus, line 8 bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Windsor Town Centre, Parish Church 8 / ...

£8 - £11

2 alternative options

Train via London  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Windsor & Eton Riverside

£42 - £84

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Windsor Castle 60.5 miles

£9 - £14

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle is to bus and line 8 bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Windsor Castle. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Windsor Town Centre, Parish Church via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Windsor Castle. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Windsor & Eton Central via Reading and Slough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Southampton and Windsor Castle is 53 miles. The road distance is 60.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £40 - £140.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle, including transfers.

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Southampton to Windsor Castle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Windsor Castle train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs £40 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus and line 8 bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Windsor Castle.
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  • Distance: 53.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Windsor Castle, Windsor and Maidenhead, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Windsor Castle via Reading, Slough, and Windsor & Eton Central in around 1h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Windsor Castle via Heathrow Airport London T5, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, and Windsor Town Centre, Parish Church in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Slough
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £19
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to Slough
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£5 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£8 - £13
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £65
Train from Clapham Junction to Windsor & Eton Riverside
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £19
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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Southampton to Windsor Castle bus services, operated by First, arrive at Windsor Town Centre, Parish Church station.

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Southampton to Windsor Castle train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Slough station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Windsor Castle is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Southampton to Windsor Castle.

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