Windsor Transportation

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    See Windsor By Boat

    by CDM7 Written Dec 21, 2015

    A nice way of seeing something of what Windsor has to offer is by taking the 40 minute boat trip along the River Thames.The boat leaves from Windsor Promenade Barry Avenue,which is close to Windsor Bridge.

    The trip takes you up river as far as Boveney Lock,this gives you views of Windsor Castle,Eton College,Mill House,Windsor Racecourse and the Brocas Meadows.You will also pass under Windsor Railway Bridge which is the world's oldest wrought iron railway bridge still in regular service.The bridge was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel between 1800 and 1849.Other things to look out for are the variety of bird life,which include Swans,Moorhen,Heron,Mallard Duck and Canada Geese.

    Operates daily between 1000 - 1700
    Weekends only during some weeks in January and February - 1000 to 1500

    Cost - adult £7
    child £4.65
    senior £6.30

    Website: http://www.boat-trips.co.uk

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    Windsor and Eton Central railway station

    by machomikemd Written Aug 17, 2015

    The Windsor and Eton Central railway station is the main train station that connects Windsor and Eton to the Rest of the United Kingdom. The Train station has Connections to London via the Waterloo Station and if you plan to to to Windsor via the Public Triain, then start at Waterloo Station and it ends here at the Central Station. The Train Station is not only just a train Station as it now is also a Tourist Destination in it's own right as the Area is now a Big Shopping and Commercial Area with lots of Shops, Eateries, Stores, Designer Goods and a Lot more. It is also connected to the Tour Bus Parking area via a Flight of Stairs.

    Website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/WNC.aspx

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    Tour Buses

    by machomikemd Written Aug 17, 2015

    like what I've said, most of the tourists going to Windsor and Windsor Castle do via the various windsor castle with or without extra day tours and this involves riding the large and mostly free wifi tour buses of which many tour companies operate from london to windsor. As the buses are not allowed to drop off the passengers near the Castle Entrance, All Tour Buses park at the big common parking area for tour buses, located about 1 kilometer away from the Castle of which you and your tour group will start the tour and then the meeting point will be again at the bus parking area.

    Phone: +44 333 259 9597

    Website: http://www.goldentours.com/

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    Walking in Windsor

    by machomikemd Written Aug 17, 2015

    Windsor is a pretty walkable city but you must wear comfy and sturdy walking shoes as the pavements in some areas are uneven as the town specially near windsor castle and the train station. As most tourists going to windsor castle come from the common tour bus parking area, which is about 800 meters away, your need to walk several flights of stairs going up from the Bus Parking to the Train Station and then to the castle which need some physical effort. Since we visited in the spring where it was cold but not freezing, it was not a problem but for the summer, you might become sweaty with all the walking around the Windsor and Windsor Castle Area.

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    Sightseeing by Amphibious Vehicle

    by CDM7 Updated Mar 16, 2015

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    A different way of sightseeing in Windsor is by using the amphibious vehicle known as the DUKW.
    Two tours are available : Road and River Tour - which circles Windsor Castle and the Crown estate.On this trip you will spend half the time on the water and the other half on the road.
    The River Tour - this tour goes straight to the River Thames and spends most of the time on the water.

    Phone: 01753 581158

    Website: http://www.windsorducktours.co.uk

    The DUKW in Windsor
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    Bus to Heathrow

    by Dabs Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    Updated June 2011

    To get from Windsor to Heathrow we went to the main street in front of the Castle where there were 2 stops with buses going to Heathrow, bus 77 from stop D in front of WH Smith and bus 71 at stop J a little further up the street on the other side. The schedule is posted at the bus stop, for us on a Sunday they left at 7 and 9 past the hour so either route would have got us there at about the same time. The bus takes you to Terminal 5, you can use airport transit if you need to get to another terminal. The bus ride should take 40-50 minutes and currently costs £4.30, you buy the ticket when you get on the bus.

    Website: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/southeast/berkshirethames/home/index.php

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    To Windsor from London

    by Dabs Updated Jun 5, 2011

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    The quickest way to Windsor from London is via train from Paddington Station to Slough where you change trains for Windsor and Eton Central station. From the train station in Windsor, it is a very short walk to the castle. The train takes 35-40 minutes if you catch a direct train. The platforms at Slough are well marked, there is a directional sign telling you where to pick up the train for Windsor.

    You can also leave from London's Waterloo station with no change but it takes over 50 minutes and it goes into Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, a 5-10 minute walk from the castle.

    Unlike most other daytrips from London where the cheapest ticket is prebooked in advance at specific times, the cheapest option to Windsor always seems to be a cheap day return which you can purchase on the day of travel and gives you the flexibility of returning when you want and not having to select a return time. But you need to travel offpeak, after 9:30am during the week, no restrictions on the weekend. In January 2008, we paid £8.10 round trip per person, in July 2008 we got a group saver where 4 people travel for the price of 2 and it was £4.05 per person. In June 2011 we only needed to go one way from Waterloo, it was £8.50 one way, reduced to £7.30 by showing our travelcards.

    Check here for other transport options

    Website: http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/

    Windsor and Eton Central Station

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    By Train

    by easyoar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I took this picture to emphasise the fact that this line is a single track line, and only has one stop (to Slough). From Slough it is easy to change and catch trains to London Paddington, Reading or the West Coast Line.

    This station is Windsor and Eton Central. There is also Windsor and Eton Riverside, which is a bit bigger and has direct trains to London Waterloo. I believe the Riverside Station is also a terminus.

    The two stations are served by different rail companies, so to check the timetable for the Slough route, use: www.thamestrains.co.uk, and for the Riverside route, use: www.swtrains.co.uk

    A train at Windsor and Eton Central Station
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    By train

    by Sjalen Written May 24, 2010

    Little Windsor confusingly has two train stations, but Windsor Central is the one you are most likely to end up at when catching a train from London, since the London Paddington connection with a change at Slough near Windsor is quicker than to go from London's Victoria station. This is because the first alternative only stops at Slough before heading further west whereas the latter takes you through southern suburbia for a good while. At Slough, the London train usually comes in to the same platform as the little Windsor buggy leaves from so no stress since it is just there to shuttle tourists and commuters from the main line. Your main stress should be finding a seat if on a really busy day, but try sitting on the left side of the train coming in, as then you will see the castle approach. Windsor Central is then very close to the castle as you can see in the picture, which includes both...

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    London-Windsor -London by Train

    by mallyak Written Sep 22, 2008

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    Windsor is a very straight forward and simple journey from Central London, well within the capabilities of any visitor to London.

    Most visitors will travel by train to Windsor. There are two railway stations in Windsor, equally close to the castle. One railway line runs from London's Waterloo station, the other from Paddington. The Paddington train option normally requires a change of train at Slough where you catch the shuttle service down the branch line to Windsor. Even with this change the Paddington option is still normally faster than the train from Waterloo.
    London Paddington - Windsor (central) via Slough
    Frequency - Normally twice hourly
    Journey Time - Around 40 minutes

    London Waterloo - Windsor (Riverside)
    Frequency - Normally twice hourly
    Journey Time - Around 60 minutes

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    Two train options from London

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 13, 2008

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    Getting from London to Windsor and back is a breeze by rail. You can take trains from either Paddington or Waterloo. From Paddington the trip is about 35-40 minutes and from Waterloo closer to an hour. I mention it because it might be more convenient to use Waterloo depending on where you are staying/going in London (Waterloo is right next to the London Eye). The Paddington train arrives at Royal Windsor Station and the Waterloo one arrives at the Windsor and Eton Riverside Station. Both are very near Windsor Castle. The trains run frequently both ways and you can get detailed info on schedules and fares for both trains on the link below.

    Website: http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/info/gettolondon.html

    Windsor Royal Station Pretty nice trains for the ride

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    Shuttle to Legoland

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 10, 2008

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    If you take the train to Windsor, there is a bus from behind the castle that takes you there. The stop is labeled and is on the High Street about equal distances from the 2 train stations (a 5 minute walk). There is a charge of GBP 4 for adults and 2 for children for the round trip. The ride is about 10-15 minutes and you are dropped off in the parking lot. If you drive, Legoland is just about 2 miles from the town center. You can get directions from their website.

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    Thames Trains

    by evaanna Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    To get to Windsor, you can take a train from London Paddington, Reading or the other stations along the line or, as I did, from Oxford and change at Slough. There is no waiting involved: the trains are perfectly coordinated so as not to waste the tourists' precious time.
    Get a cheap day return for convenience if you are coming back on the same day. From Oxford the price was 12.40 GBP (2003).

    Phone: 0 345 48 49 50

    Cheap day return to Windsor
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    Windsor and Eton Central train station

    by Jenniflower Updated Jul 6, 2007

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    There are two train stations in Windsor, which can be quite confusing!

    This station is further up the hill, by the mall.

    To get from one station to the other is about a 10 minute walk, doable in 7 minutes if you are in a hurry.

    There is a ticket office here, but only one, as it is a small station.

    It only goes to one destination: Slough (journey takes 6 minutes).

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    Cycling in Windsor

    by Jenniflower Updated Jul 6, 2007

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    I have never cycled in Windsor, always having travelled here by train and then walked around.

    I notice many people to cycle to the train stations and then take the train from then on for their commute to and fro work, from Windsor and Eton Riversidel Station AND Windsor and Eton Central Station.

    (The photo is taken at Windsor and Eton Central Station)

    Cycling is popular here, and I would advise it.. but be aware there are some hilly areas, especially the main road going up to the castle from Windsor and Eton train station! :)

    This hill I could not manage myself, on a bike, but many could, and do!

    There are bicycle racks for security at various points throughout the town, so you can lock up your bike with peace of mind as you jump onto a train or continue your day by foot.

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