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The nearest station to Ascot Racecourse is Ascot. An increased rail service usually runs during the events like Royal Ascot (trains arriving into Ascot every 15 minutes).

Located on the outskirts of London and founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Ascot Racecourse has become a renowned destination for British horse racing, particularly for thoroughbred horse races. It’s one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting nine of Britain's 32 annual Group 1 horse races, including Royal Ascot, Britain's most prestigious horse race with a prize pool of millions of pounds. 


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:10 - 17:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces215
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£324.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces22
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1 - Barrier Pass Required

Cycle storage notes<p>Secure area</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Platform One (for trains to Staines, Clapham Junction and London Waterloo) has step-free access the booking hall or side entrance from car park.

Platforms 2 (for trains to Bracknell and Reading) and 3 (for Trains to aldershot and Guildford) can be accessed via a crossing over the tracks with staff assistance. Interchange between platforms is via this crossing and passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to recieve assistance.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are located outisde the main station building.

About Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot

One of Britain’s most prestigious horseracing festivals, Royal Ascot takes places at Ascot Racecourse every year in June. This year’s event runs between Tuesday 18th and Saturday 22nd June 2019. Each day at 14:00, you can catch a glimpse of the Royal Family along the Straight Mile during the Royal Procession.

The inaugural Gold Cup event first took place at Ascot in 1807 and is the most popular race during the unofficial ‘Ladies Day’ – the Thursday of the event each year. This year, the prize fund for The Gold Cup totals £500,000 plus the gold trophy which becomes the winner’s property for the year.

Cheap train tickets to Ascot Racecourse

There are a few different ways you can secure cheap train tickets to Ascot Racecourse, leaving you with some extra spending money for your day at the races.

If you don’t own one already, check to see if you qualify for one of the seven national Railcards that offer 1/3 off the price of your train tickets* – options include the 16-2526-30Disabled Persons Railcard or Family & Friends. If you’re travelling in a group of three to nine people, you could qualify for a GroupSave discount of up to 34%

*Conditions and peak travel time exclusions may apply on some Railcard types.  

For those that like planning ahead, booking an Advance Ticket is another way to help you save money on your rail travel to Ascot. Released around 12 weeks before the date of travel, usually at the cheapest price, the earlier you book the better. To make sure you’re in the know, why not sign up to our handy Ticket alert service, and we’ll pop you an email as soon as Advance Tickets go on sale.

Departures and arrivals from Ascot (Berks)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ascot (Berks) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:101On time
to ReadingSouth Western Railway07:162Late
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:171On time
to AldershotSouth Western Railway07:233On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:401On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ReadingSouth Western Railway07:091On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:152Late
from ReadingSouth Western Railway07:161On time
from FarnhamSouth Western Railway07:283On time
from ReadingSouth Western Railway07:391On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in . Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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