From London To Windsor Day Trip By Train

A particularly good tour for those who prefer to travel by train through beautiful countryside to visit Windsor and the magnificent Windsor Castle of this wonderful town.

A town unlike any other you’ll find in Britain, Windsor is located on the scenic banks of the River Thames and is overlooked by one of the most famous Royal residences in the world – Windsor Castle! This day trip by rail is the stress-free way to get acquainted with Windsor and will get you from Paddington Station to the Berkshire town in under an hour!

from £39.00

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Tour Highlights

  • Day Trip to Windsor
  • Return Train Tickets – Standard Class
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
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Tour Schedule

London to Windsor by Rail

Make your way to meet your representative who will be standing outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1 at London’s Paddington Station for 08.25am. Your train to Windsor will leave at 08.55am, arriving in the town 44 minutes later.


Windsor Castle

Your day out in Windsor includes entry to the beautifully regal Windsor Castle. It’s the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world! An official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle features lavish State Rooms, landscaped gardens and colossal Round Tower.

You can explore the State Rooms, adorned with paintings by artists such as Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and see the intricate Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. This amazing dolls house features working plumbing, electricity and even a miniature wine cellar! St George’s Chapel is also a wonderful landmark to see during your visit to the Windsor Castle grounds; this Gothic church contains the tombs of ten sovereigns.

Return to London

Head back to Windsor and Eton Central Station for 17.55pm, as your return train to London will depart at 6.28pm. You will arrive back at Paddington Station in London at 18.59pm.

Important Information

Tour Inclusions

  • Standard class return train tickets to Windsor
  • Entry to Windsor Castle


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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