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The Staines, Wokingham and Woking Junction Railway opened Ascot station in 1856 – and by then, the town was already a byword for horseracing. Royal Ascot, the race meeting established by Queen Anne in 1711, had long been drawing crowds of the great and good, and in the late 19th century many began making their way to the event by train. By 1922, catching the train to Ascot was so popular a special platform for Ascot Racecourse was created. The special platform closed in 1965, but there was no let-up in popularity for Royal Ascot. The week still sees trains from London Waterloo to Ascot arrive packed, despite an increased service (every 15 minutes). For the rest of the year, the station is kept busy by lesser race meetings and commuter traffic between London and Reading. Ascot Racecourse is a seven-minute walk along Station Road and Ascot High Street, with its shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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.

In the station building, there is a ticket office, small kiosk and toilet facilities. Three platforms are currently in use, and access to platforms 2 and 3 is by footbridge (platform 2 only) or subway. Barrow crossings enable step-free access across the tracks, but these can only be used with assistance. There is a taxi rank and bus stop outside the station entrance on Station Hill.

Departures and arrivals from Ascot

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ascot station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AldershotSouth Western Railway22:233On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway22:371On time
to ReadingSouth Western Railway22:432On time
to FarnhamSouth Western Railway22:533On time
to FarnhamSouth Western Railway23:233On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AldershotSouth Western Railway22:303On time
from ReadingSouth Western Railway22:361On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway22:422On time
from AldershotSouth Western Railway22:573On time
from AldershotSouth Western Railway23:303On time
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