By Train:

Railway stations are shown on the map.

South West Trains runs direct services from London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside station. Last direct trains depart for London Monday–Saturday: 22.53 or 23:23 (change at Staines), Sundays: 23:01. Service stops at Clapham Junction, Richmond, Staines and other stations along this route.
First Great Western Trains require you to change at Slough for services from London Paddington, Reading, Newbury and the West to Windsor and Eton Central Station.

 Further information from: National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

By Bus:

Visit for details on services to and from London, Slough and Bracknell. Visit for details on services to and from Dedworth, Egham, Englefield Green, Heathrow Airport, Maidenhead, Reading, Slough and Staines.

By Car:

Windsor can be reached from junction 6 of the M4, from which it is clearly signposted.


For Windsor Castle and Windsor Parish Church, you are advised to leave ample time to park in the town centre car parks.


Royal Windsor Information Accommodation Booking Service

Competition-goers wishing to stay in the area can contact the Accommodation Booking Service based at the Old Booking Hall, Central Station, for a wide range of quality assured B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels. The friendly and expert staff can help you find an accommodation that meets the criteria you set. They offer a fast and reliable service with good local knowledge and preferential rates at many hotels in the area. Open 7 days a week. For more information call 01753 743 907 or visit

Windsor Festival International String Competition is proud to announce its accommodation partner:  Macdonald Windsor Hotel and airline partner: British Airways

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