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.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 19:00|
|Saturday||07:00 - 19:00|
|Sunday||08:10 - 17:40|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||215|
|Cycle storage spaces||22|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Platform 1 - Barrier Pass Required
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Secure area</p>|
|Step-free access||Part 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are located outisde the main station building.
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.
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 16-25, 26-30, Disabled 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.