Kings Cross to Windsor by train or bus?

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Oct 3rd, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Kings Cross to Windsor by train or bus?

Which is the better way to get to Windsor Castle from Kings Cross? Which line or train would we take?

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Oct 3rd, 2010, 08:06 PM
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You can't get directly from Kings Cross to Windsor -- but you can:

Take the tube to Paddington and catch a train w/ a change at Slough

There are other combinations of tube and/or trains but the tube to Paddington and train from there is probably the most straight forward.
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Oct 3rd, 2010, 09:34 PM
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The tube and train is the best way. There are two stations in Windsor and both are fairly close to the castle. We used to travel from Ealing - for you this would be Victoria Line tube to Oxford Circus station then change to the Central Line, get off at the end of the line at Ealing Broadway and change platforms to catch the train (not the tube) to Windsor. You need to get off at Slough and change platforms for the Windsor train. It took about 35 mins in total, the final bit from Slough to Windsor takes 6 minutes. If you have an Oyster card you'll need to buy a train ticket at the station for the bit outside central London. You can also go from Paddington as well.

You can check the timetables and fares on www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Oct 3rd, 2010, 09:51 PM
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If you leave from Waterloo you won't need to change it goes straight through to the Riverside station then a short walk up the hill to the Castle.
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Oct 3rd, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Jennywren: But they are starting at Kings Cross so traveling all the way to Waterloo negates the advantage of not changing at Slough.
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Oct 3rd, 2010, 11:35 PM
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Getting from Kings Cross to Waterloo is a great deal more of a pain than changing trains at Slough - which, going TO Windsor, merely requires you to walk a few yards, without having to cross the tracks, to the adjacent train.
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Oct 4th, 2010, 01:17 AM
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The simplest route would be to take the Victoria Line to Vauxhall, then the train to Windsor & Eton Riverside. All other routes require at least two changes.
The quickest route is probably via Paddington and Slough.
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