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There are 6 ways to get from Watford to Windsor Castle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 56m

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

£16 - £36

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Line 258 bus, bus, line 4 bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the line 258 bus from Watford, Water Lane to Harrow Bus Station 258
  2. Take the bus from Harrow Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
  3. Take the line 4 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Slough Bus Station 4 / ...

£6 - £10

4 alternative options

Train via Willesden Junction  •  2h 1m

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to Willesden Junction Low Level
  2. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Windsor & Eton Riverside

Line 258 bus, line 140 bus  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the line 258 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to South Harrow Bus Station 258
  2. Take the line 140 bus from South Harrow to Hayes Town, Hayes & Harlington 140 / ...

£8 - £16

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Windsor Castle 24.5 miles

£50 - £65

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Windsor Castle 24.5 miles

£3 - £6

Watford → Windsor Castle
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The most affordable way to get from Watford to Windsor Castle is to drive, which costs £3 - £6 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Windsor Castle is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Windsor Castle. However, there are services departing from Watford, Water Lane and arriving at Windsor Town Centre, Theatre Royal via Harrow Bus Station, Heathrow Central Bus Station and Slough Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Windsor Castle. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Windsor & Eton Riverside via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m.

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The distance between Watford and Windsor Castle is 15 miles. The road distance is 24.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Windsor Castle without a car is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs £16 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Watford to Windsor Castle, including transfers.

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Watford to Windsor Castle bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Watford, Water Lane station.

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Watford to Windsor Castle train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Watford High Street station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Windsor Castle is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs £16 - £40. Alternatively, you can line 258 bus and line 140 bus, which costs £8 - £16 and takes 2h 28m.

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  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Duration: 1h 56m

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

You can take a train from Watford to Windsor Castle via Clapham Junction and Windsor & Eton Riverside in around 1h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Windsor Castle via South Harrow Bus Station, South Harrow, Hayes Town, Hayes & Harlington, Hayes & Harlington, Slough, and Windsor & Eton Central in around 2h 28m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Windsor & Eton Riverside
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £20
Train from Richmond (London) to Windsor & Eton Riverside
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £15
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford High Street to Willesden Junction Low Level
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to South Harrow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from South Harrow to Hayes Town, Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Watford, Water Lane to Harrow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Harrow Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Windsor Castle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Newline Cabs
Phone
+44 1923 222 121
Website
newlinecabs.co.uk
Mealing Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1923 823 880
Website
mealings.co.uk
Alliance Taxis Watford
Phone
+44 1923 805 300
Website
alliancetaxiswatfo.wixsite.com
AA Metro Cars Watford
Phone
+44 1923 353 535
A1 Taxis
Phone
+44 1923 222 222
Website
a1taxicabs.co.uk

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Watford to Windsor Castle bus services, operated by First, arrive at Slough Bus Station.

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Watford to Windsor Castle train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Windsor & Eton Riverside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Windsor Castle is 24 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Watford to Windsor Castle.

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