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 (01753-521000).
For information on arrival and departure times, phone National Rail Enquiries (08457-484950) or click here to visit their website.