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Cheap train tickets from London to Windsor

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Windsor is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
South Western Railway
05:571h02
London Waterloo (WAT)
06:59Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
£151One-way
1 change
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South Western Railway
06:001h29
London Victoria (VIC)
07:29Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
£151One-way
1 change
Cheapest
South Western Railway
05:261h00
London Waterloo (WAT)
06:26Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
£151One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
05:050h31
London Paddington (PAD)
05:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£151One-way
1 change
TfL Rail
05:480h48
London Paddington (PAD)
06:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£191One-way
1 change

Train timetableLondon to Windsor

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
Great Western Railway
05:050h31
London Paddington (PAD)
05:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
1 change
TfL Rail
05:180h58
London Paddington (PAD)
06:16Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
1 change
South Western Railway
05:261h00
London Waterloo (WAT)
06:26Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
1 change
TfL Rail
05:480h48
London Paddington (PAD)
06:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
1 change
South Western Railway
05:571h02
London Waterloo (WAT)
06:59Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
1 change
TfL Rail
06:000h56
London Paddington (PAD)
06:56Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
1 change
South Western Railway
06:001h29
London Victoria (VIC)
07:29Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
1 change

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Train times from London to Windsor

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

31 m

Average

57 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

33 km

To travel from London to Windsor you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
05:050h31
London Paddington (PAD)
05:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£151One-way
1 change
TfL Rail
05:480h48
London Paddington (PAD)
06:36Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£191One-way
1 change
TfL Rail
06:000h56
London Paddington (PAD)
06:56Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£191One-way
1 change
TfL Rail
05:180h58
London Paddington (PAD)
06:16Windsor & Eton Central (WNC)
£191One-way
1 change
South Western Railway
05:261h00
London Waterloo (WAT)
06:26Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR)
£151One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to Windsor

distanceDistance20 miles
durationAverage train duration28 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€12)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersSouth Western Railway, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail

Trains from London to Windsor cover the 20 miles long journey taking on average 28 min with our travel partners like South Western Railway, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £10, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Tfl Rail trains London to Windsor

Find the best trains to Windsor from London with Omio's travel partners Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Tfl Rail from £9. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Tfl Rail is a railway service operated by Transport for London in the United Kingdom. It operates on the Great Western Main Line and the Heathrow branch of the London Underground. The service runs from Paddington in London to Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, and Heathrow Airport. It also serves the towns of Taplow, Burnham, Twyford, and Hayes & Harlington. All trains are air-conditioned and feature onboard Wi-Fi, power sockets, and digital information screens. Tfl Rail offers a range of ticket types, including single and return tickets, season tickets, and Oyster cards. Oyster cards are the most popular ticket type, allowing passengers to pay for their journey with a single card. The most popular routes for Tfl Rail are Paddington to Reading, Paddington to Maidenhead, and Paddington to Heathrow Airport. These routes offer frequent services and provide passengers with a convenient way to travel between London and the surrounding areas.

Tfl Rail from London to Windsor train information:

  • Average Duration: 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13

Trains from London to Windsor

It’s easy to travel by train from London to Windsor, with there being a regular service throughout the week. During on weekdays and Saturdays there are approximately 60 trains each day that travel between these two destinations. Whilst on Sundays there tends to be around 16 trains that travel from London to Windsor. The average journey duration for this route is around 50min, with there being some trains that are faster and some that are slower. You can get both direct and indirect trains too, so it’s best to check the schedule before you book your ticket to ensure you get the best option for you.

London to Windsor Train Time: Daily Departures

With up to 60 trains departing daily between Mondays and Saturdays, you’ll have a great choice of trains to pick from. The earliest trains that departs on weekdays tends to be about 5:04 a.m. On Saturdays the first trains is often at around 5:20 a.m. Whilst on Sundays the earliest trains to depart from London is at around 6:18 a.m. Between Mondays and Fridays the last departure on this route is about 11:28 p.m. On Saturdays the last train leaves a little bit later, at approximately 11:58 p.m. Whilst on Sundays the final train to depart from London to Windsor is around 11:18 p.m. There are both direct and indirect trains on this route, so it’s worth checking before you book to see whether you will have to transfer along the way.

How long is the journey by train from London to Windsor?

The train journey from London to Windsor is relatively quick, so it won’t take you long to arrive at your destination. The average trains time for this journey is about 50min, so you’ll have time to catch up on the news and drink your coffee before you arrive into Windsor. There are faster trains though, which get you to your destination in as little as 32min. Whilst longer trains can take in excess of 1h. Trains tend to depart from either London Paddington train station or London Waterloo train station, depending on which provider you travel with. All trains arrive into either Windsor and Eton Riverside train station or Windsor and Eton Central train station.

Windsor Victoria Castle Tourists. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Windsor?

Departure train station: Trains on the route between London and Windsor tend to depart from with London Paddington train station or London Waterloo train station, which are both located in central London. You can get to Paddington train station from popular sites such as Hyde Park in about 12min by foot. Whilst you can walk to London Waterloo train station in about 6min from Jubilee Park and Garden. Both station have lots of facilities for passengers to use, including cash points, coffee shops, restaurants and toilets.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive into either Windsor and Eton Riverside train station or Windsor and Eton Central train station, both of which are located centrally. You can get to Windsor Castle from either station in approximately 7min by foot. At both stations you’ll be able to make use of cash points, Wi-Fi, refreshment stalls and toilets.

Which train companies travel from London to Windsor?

There are two train companies that operate the route from London to Windsor. You can opt to travel with Great Western railway from London Paddington train station, or South Western Railway from London Waterloo. Trains with Great Western Railway tend to be indirect, requiring a change in Slough, whilst trains with South Western Railway are normally direct. Great Western Railway tends to operate 32 trains daily throughout the week, with there being around 36 on a Saturday.

Although it does not operate a service on Sundays. Whilst South Western Railway operates around 26 trains on weekdays, 23 on Saturdays and 16 on Sundays. The average journey time for South Western trains is about 56min, whilst on Great Western Railway trains the journey tends to be faster, with an average duration of about 40min.

Great Western Railway from London to Windsor

Great Western Railway London to Windsor is a comprehensive service that operates throughout the week, except for Sundays. With around 32 trains operating each day on Mondays to Fridays, and 36 on Saturdays, you should be able to find a suitable train for your schedule. The earliest train tends to depart at around 5:04 a.m. on weekdays and about 5:20 a.m. on Saturdays. Whilst the latest trains departs around 11:18 p.m. on weekdays and about 10:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Trains tend to depart from London Paddington train station on an indirect service via Slough, where you’ll need to change. Trains can take as little as 32min or as long as 55min.

South Western Railway from London to Windsor

South Western Railway London to Windsor service is also runs a very regular timetable, with there being trains every day of the week. In general there are normally about 26 trains on weekdays, 23 on Saturdays and 16 on Sundays. The earliest trains tend to be at approximately 5:04 a.m. on Mondays, about 7:28 a.m. on Tuesdays and around 6:28 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturdays the first train often departs at about 6:58 a.m., whilst on Sundays it is about 6:18 a.m.

The final departure of the days is often at around 11:38 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. Whilst at the weekend it is around 11:58 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:18 p.m. on Sundays. Most of the trains depart from London Waterloo train station on a direct service, so you won’t have to worry about changing along the way. The average tie for this route tends to be in the region of around 56min.

Train London to Windsor: Services on board

Both Great Western Railway and South Western railway offer great services on board their trains, so you can enjoy you journey between London and Windsor. You can opt for First Class seating if you want additional leg room and comfier seating. Whilst you’ll be able to access Wi-Fi and charging points throughout the train. Bikes can be taken on board both trains, but this cannot be done during the peak times when leaving London.

It is also wise to reserve a space for your bike as these trains can get very busy. You can bring pets on board too, but you must ensure that they are on a lead or in a suitable pet carrier for the entirety of the journey. On both trains you are limited to taking two large suitcases on board and one item of personal luggage. The suitcases must be no larger than 25cm x 40cm x 70cm in size. Both providers provide disabled facilities on the trains and step free access on the platforms. You can also call up your provider at least 48h prior to your journey and arrange for special assistance on the day of travel.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Windsor?

It’s easy to find cheap tickets from London to Windsor, especially if you know when and where to look. For instance, you if you book early you will probably find a better priced train, as tickets get more expensive the closer you get to the departure date. If you have flexibility when you travel this can also help. For instance, if you plan to travel in the afternoon it might also be worth checking morning and evening trains too. Railcards, such as a young person’s railcard, are also great for getting discounts on tickets throughout the year.

Windsor St. George Church Tourists. Source: Shutterstock

To Windsor by train – travel tips

Windsor is a great town to visit, with loads for tourists to see and do. You can start your trip to Windsor by visiting Windsor Castle, which is one of the Queen’s residences. Next up, head over to St. George’s Chapel, which is the burial ground of several famous Monarchs.

Get some fresh air and visit Windsor Great Park, which has some long walks and great views for you to enjoy. If you’re travelling with your family, then it’s a great idea to go to Legoland, where you can enjoy a range of lego-themes rides. After eating in one of the many great restaurants that Windsor boasts, you can finish off your trip with a visit to Theatre Royal Windsor, where you can see some great performances live on stage.

FAQs: London to Windsor train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Windsor easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Windsor.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Windsor can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Windsor is £10; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Windsor from London is on average 28 min   for the 20 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Windsor by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Windsor leaves at 04: 50. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Windsor leaves at 23: 33.
For the best London to Windsor train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with South Western Railway, Great Western Rail or Tfl Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Windsor from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 33.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Windsor, you can end your trip in train stations like Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Windsor & Eton Riverside, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Windsor from London is worth doing with a journey time of 28 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Windsor by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from London to Windsor 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Windsor

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Windsor
London Waterloo is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Windsor.
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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