1 December 2011
Disruption for traffic from M4 Eastbound to Eton through Chalvey to Eton College. Slough Borough Council are experimenting with different road layouts through Chalvey, therefore access to Eton via Chalvey Road West and Ragstone Road is not currently possible. This disruption is likely to last for up to 6 months before the final road layout is decided.
From the M4 eastbound, exit at J6 continue straight ahead at the first roundabout and turn right at the traffic lights (A4 Bath Road), continue through several sets of traffic lights; at the new junction turn right, signposted Windsor/Eton, follow this road through three sets of traffic lights and take the first exit at the roundabout – follow this road directly into Eton.
1 December 2011
Change of Road Layout
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Coming to Eton by Road
The school lies within a mile of the M4 and not far from the M40 and M25. Click on Instructions for details of the best road routes.
There is no direct access for vehicles over the Thames from Windsor to Eton. Pedestrians can walk across Windsor bridge and up Eton High Street to the college, a distance of about half a mile.
Coach parties are advised either to disembark from the coach in Windsor coach park and walk over the bridge and up the High Street, or to get the driver to drop them outside the main entrance to the college and pick them up from there or thereabouts at a pre-arranged time. Coaches are not allowed access to Eton High Street, and parking in the vicinity of the college is very limited.
Coming to Eton by Rail
The two closest railway stations to Eton are Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central. Both of these stations are on the Windsor (south) side of the Thames, and it takes between 10 and 20 minutes to walk from them to Eton (across the bridge and up the High Street).
The Windsor & Eton Riverside station is served by South West Trains. Trains run between London Waterloo and Windsor every 20 to 30 minutes during the week and every hour on Sundays, calling at all stations on the way (travel time approximately 50 minutes).
First Great Western trains runs a very frequent service between London Paddington and Slough (travel time approximately 20 minutes), and this line also serves many other stations further west along the M4 corridor, including Maidenhead and Reading. A branch line connects Slough and Windsor & Eton Central: trains run between the two stations every 20 to 30 minutes during the week and every 30 minutes on Sundays (travel time just six minutes).
If a taxi is required, it is best to take the train to Slough (there is a taxi rank just outside the station), as the distance by road from the two Windsor railway stations to Eton is much further. Taxis include Viking (01753-511511), Slough Radio Taxis (01753-535000/526000), and Interpoint (01753-775888).
For information on arrival and departure times, phone National Rail Enquiries (08457-484950) or click here to visit their website.