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Map of Central Eton - visitors should report to the Porters' Lodge

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.

Coaches are not allowed access to Eton High Street, and parking in the vicinity of the college is very limited. Those visiting the school by coach should contact their host for details of parking arrangements.

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).

Great Western Railway (GWR) 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.