Changes to train times


Royal Wedding

Saturday 19 May 2018

One of the weddings of the decade is taking place in Windsor when HRH Prince Harry marries Ms Meghan Markle. The couple will wed at 12:00, and at 13:00 they will travel through Windsor in a carriage.

Train services are expected to be extremely busy with large numbers of people travelling to Windsor for the Wedding and Royal Procession. If you are intending to go please allow plenty of time for your journey.




St George's Chapel

Windsor Castle



Recommended station/s

Windsor & Eton Central (Great Western Railway)

Windsor & Eton Riverside (South Western Railway)

What's happening with the trains?

Getting to Windsor

If you are travelling from the direction of Reading, it is recommended to travel with Great Western Railway services to Slough, and change onto the shuttle train service to Windsor & Eton Central. The service will be running every 20 minutes and will have extra carriages. A queuing system will be in operation at Slough. Queuing systems may also be put in place at London Paddington and Reading.

If you are travelling from the London area you should use South Western Railway services from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside. There will be four services per hour departing at 20, 28, 50 and 58 minutes past the hour. A queuing system may be in place at London Waterloo and Staines.

Customers are advised:

-To travel early

-To book a seat when travelling long distance

-Queue systems will be in place at Paddington and Slough to assist customers onto the best services to get to the event.

After the event

The Royal Procession is expected to finish around 13:30 and it is recommended that you stagger your journey home. In fact, why not stay a while in Windsor to avoid the busiest trains, and explore the town. Please note a queuing system will be in place at both Windsor stations. A queuing system will be in operation at Windsor and Slough to assist customers onto the best services to get them home.

Travelling with a bicycle on Saturday 19 May

Due to the large number of people who will be travelling between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central, Great Western Railway will not be able to accommodate passengers with non-folding bicycles. There will also be reduced cycle rack space at Slough during this period.


Thames Valley and British Transport Police will be carrying out checks in and around Windsor, to help get through these as quickly as possible we recommend you bring a minimal amount of bags. More advice is available here

Plan Your Journey to this event

You can plan your journey to Windsor by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Last updated:   02 May 2018