Royal Ascot 2022: How to get to the racecourse by car, train, bus and taxi


Royal Ascot 2022 is just around the corner and, given that it’s the first full-scale Royal Ascot since 2019, and of course the fact that it’s the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, he expected it to be the most memorable Royal Ascot yet.

Excitement is simmering and with ticket holders busy getting ready for the action, planning the logistics of getting there can sometimes drop (or disappear!) from the list altogether.

So that you aren’t caught off guard with a late-night panic trying to find your route, we’ve compiled a list of all the ways you can get to this magical international sporting event, including by train, bus, taxi and auto.

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So once you’re done polishing and smoothing, with fascinators, dresses and formal wear ready, take a look at this one-stop guide to getting to Royal Ascot 2022. Tatting isn’t that far off .

Getting to Royal Ascot 2022:

Ascot Racecourse is ideally located in beautiful wooded countryside which borders Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. From London It takes about 50 minutes to get there by car and about an hour from Waterloo station by train.

Ascot Racecourse is located close to major motorways such as the M40 and M4 and has easy access for all modes of transport. The racecourse itself is a seven-minute walk from Ascot station and for international visitors arriving at Heathrow Airport, the 30-minute taxi ride shouldn’t be a problem.

Getting to Royal Ascot 2022 by car:

If you are using a GPS for your trip, the postal code is SL5 7JX. There are many ways to get to Royal Ascot by car. If you are coming from London or the North, take the A332 Ring Road from Windsor to Junction 6 of the M4, after which you simply follow the signs for Ascot.

If arriving from the west the A329M is the best route, use junction 10 of the M4 before following signs for Ascot. For anyone coming from the south and east you can use the M3, heading for the A332 at Junction 3. Follow signs for Bracknell first, then signs for Ascot.

Parking at Royal Ascot 2022:

Many people choose to drive to Royal Ascot

With fast journey times on some of the UK’s most efficient motorways (fingers crossed), it might be a good idea to drive to the racecourse. But what about parking? Parking must be booked online via the Royal Ascot website, with parking charges from £40.

The parking lots are expected to get busy, so be sure to allow plenty of time to leave your vehicle before the fun begins. Depending on the precinct you are in, you may be allocated special parking with your ticket. To book your parking or find out more, you can click here.

Getting to Royal Ascot by train:

Screenshot of Ascot station at the racecourse
The route from Ascot station to the racecourse

With trains from Waterloo taking over an hour and the racecourse being around a seven-minute walk from Ascot station, it’s sure to be a popular option. Ascot station has frequent services from Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo under the care of South Western Railways – the planned rail strikes are not expected to start until after the event. There is a paved path so you don’t have to brave the cobblestones in your heels.

The average journey time is 27 minutes reading and 52 minutes of Waterloo.

Getting to Royal Ascot by bus:

A National Express coach
A National Express coach

Although there is a wealth of information on the Royal Ascot website about private jet and helicopter travel, for the most eco-friendly visitor to Ascot, the National Express claims to be “the easiest way greener” way to go to the event. With bus and coach passes from 15 UK departure points from £32 return, it offers good value. Coaches will drop you off at the heart of the site so a minimum of walking will be necessary.

Taxis should follow the same routes as cars, but be aware that if you come by taxi you must ask to be dropped off at car park 3 to avoid excessive travel to your enclosure.


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