The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort
Check before you travel on Coronation Weekend
If you are travelling at any point during the Coronation Weekend, please check travel information and plan your journey in advance.
The rail industry is working hard to keep journeys running smoothly, including running additional services where possible, but trains are expected to be busy and queueing systems may be in place in some areas.
Passengers should dress appropriately for the predicted weather conditions, as you may need to queue outside at certain points.
If you are travelling to London on the day of the Coronation, Saturday 6 May, please note that London is expected to be extremely busy. Queueing systems may be put in place in and around railway stations, to manage crowds and keep you safe.
Walking is likely to be the best way to get around within London and travel ambassadors will be on hand at all National Rail, London Underground and bus stations to provide directions and assistance.
On Coronation Day, there will be road closures on many of the roads around London Victoria station. There will be limited public access to the procession route, or The Green Park and St James’s Park screening sites, from the station. Due to the road closures and crowd management, if you exit London Victoria station you may only be able to access the screening site at Hyde Park.
If you are leaving London late on Saturday 6 May, please be aware of when your last train departs.
Visit the gov.uk page on how to watch the Coronation and processions for official guidance.
If you are attending the concert at Windsor on Sunday 7 May, please plan your journey to and from the concert in advance. During your journey, check live travel updates via National Rail, TfL, and train operators.
Please note that the concert in Windsor is for ticket-holders only. All tickets to the concert have been allocated. You will not be able to access the concert unless you have a ticket and there are no ceremonial events in Windsor for the Coronation.
For passengers travelling from London, please use South Western Railway services from London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside. For passengers travelling from the Midlands and the South West, please use GWR services from Reading, changing at Slough for Windsor and Eton Central. Both stations are around a 5 to 10 minute walk away from Windsor Castle.
Windsor is expected to be very busy around the concert and you may find that queueing systems are put in place in and around the railway stations, in order to manage crowds and keep you safe.
If you are returning to London by train, there are a number of transport options available to you from Waterloo and Paddington stations including buses, taxis and minicabs, and the London Underground.
Please note that as it is a Sunday, London Underground services will finish before midnight. If you need to use London Underground services after arriving in London, please time your journey from Windsor accordingly.
Visit the official website for the Royal Family for more about the Coronation.
Make the most of the Coronation Weekend
We have lots of great discounts and offers on events to help you celebrate. Find out more on the Days Out Guide Coronation page.