Getting to Windsor from London is pretty fast and simple.
Travel to Windsor By Train
From Paddington station you can take one of the many fast train to Slough that run every 15 minutes or so. Change at Slough to the Windsor branch line which runs every 30 minutes from platform 1 to Windsor Central Station, right in the heart of town.
There is also a half hourly service from Waterloo Station to Windsor and Eton Riverside Station which is also pretty central, close to Windsor bridge.
Here are the 10 nearest train stations from the centre of Windsor:
|Windsor & Eton Central SL4 1PJ||1.00 mile||First Great Western|
|Windsor & Eton Riverside SL4 1QG||1.22 miles||South West Trains|
|Datchet SL3 9ED||2.21 miles||South West Trains|
|Slough SL1 1XW||2.99 miles||First Great Western|
|Sunnymeads TW19 5HD||3.01 miles||South West Trains|
|Burnham SL1 6JT||3.44 miles||First Great Western|
|Wraysbury TW19 5NH||3.82 miles||South West Trains|
|Taplow SL6 0NU||3.97 miles||First Great Western|
|Langley SL3 6DB||4.47 miles||First Great Western|
|Egham TW20 9LB||4.72 miles||South West Trains|
Travel to Windsor By Car
From London go west along the M4 Motorway to junction 6 (Slough) and follow the signs for Windsor. You will cross the river and have great views of the castle on your left as you travel along the dual carriageway.
Parking in Windsor
You will find car parking is signposted and there are plenty of places to park. Use the car parks, because the wardens are very strict on unauthorised parking in town.
The council owned car parks (marked with the Royal Borough Crest) are generally quite a bit cheaper than private car parks.
Where to park for free
There is nowhere within easy walk of Windsor Town Centre where you can park for free. You could consider parking in the streets of Dedworth (over a mile away) and then getting a bus in to Windsor town centre, but this is probably a false economy as there are few busses and you will lose a significant part of the day. Stick to the council car parks.