Getting to Windsor by train is easy, trains to Windsor and Eton Riverside run regularly from London Paddington and Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Central train station, which is just a 10-minute walk from Windsor Castle. Journeys take less than an hour from the capital.

A visit to Windsor Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

For more information about opening times, visit Windsor Castle's website.

In June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022, people across the country will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To see if your train is running, as well as the best events to attend, check out our travel guide for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:40:00 until 20:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:40:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:50:00 until 18:20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category B Station - Short ramps at up to 1:9 gradient from car parks and main entrance to concourse - then level access to both platforms
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Main Concourse Area. The National key toilets are located on the Concourse; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email: radar@radar.org.uk.
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Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameNon Rail User
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces88
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 2
Cycle storage notesThere are wheel racks available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Windsor & Eton Riverside station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

About Windsor Castle

Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Windsor Castle now houses around 500 people and was the venue for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex respectively) on May 19th 2018.

The marriage of Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle was the latest in a long line of Royal nuptials and unions to take place at Windsor Castle. Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones got married here in 1999 and in 2008, the union of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was also held at the Castle.

If you’ve got a soft spot for the royal family, Eton College is well worth a visit, as both Prince Harry and his older brother, Prince William, studied there. Other famous Eton graduates include the British actors Hugh Grant and Eddie Redmayne, and politician David Cameron.

The red-brick main building is open for public visits on Friday afternoons between 14:00 and 16:00 and it only costs around £10 entry. If you can only manage a whistle-stop tour of Windsor, pop into the Alexandra Gardens and take a spin on the Royal Windsor Wheel. For £6 you can see the grounds of Windsor Castle and Eton College, as well as the River Thames and the pretty English countryside.

Much like its larger cousin, the London Eye, the Royal Windsor Wheel gives you 360˚ views over the town. And, on a good day, you can see as far as London. Wind down your afternoon with some traditional grub, like fish and chips, in one of Windsor’s pubs, like the Two Brewers or the Duchess of Cambridge.

If you walk back on High Street, don’t let the Crooked House fool you into thinking you need an eye test – this small building dating back to the 17th century leans to one side comically. Sweet-toothed visitors can get their fill of handmade fudge at the Windsor . It’s a couple of minutes’ walk from Windsor and Eton Central, and close to Windsor Gifts and Souvenirs, so it’s a good pit stop to get some sugary snacks for your train journey home, or a souvenir fit for a queen to take back with you.

Departures and arrivals from Windsor & Eton Riverside

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Windsor & Eton Riverside station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway05:531Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:231Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:532Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:231Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:532Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:232Scheduled
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:561Scheduled
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:212Scheduled
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway07:511Scheduled
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway08:261Scheduled

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