Are you visiting London with a limited amount of time for London sightseeing? The Official Shuttle enables you to visit two of England's most historic sights in One Day! Travel independently by train to your first attraction. Take The Shuttle to your second attraction. Return to London by train whenever you choose.
- No wasted time in traffic jams leaving or returning to London
- No long walks to and from Coach Parks
- The only Direct and timetabled Express Transport service between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace
- Shuttle journey time between each sight is only 30-45 minutes
- You choose how much time you wish to spend at each historic sight
- Both attractions are very close to railway stations
- Shuttle stops close to both historic sights
- Maximise the use of your 'London Pass'
- Freedom to choose which venue you wish to visit first
Catch a train from London at either Paddington (changing at Slough) or Waterloo station for Windsor or Hampton Court in the morning (we suggest departing at around 8.45 for Windsor Castle and 9.00 for Hampton Court). You may use your Oyster card to get to Hampton Court station but not to Windsor. It is the responsibility of all Shuttle passengers to purchase correct and valid train and venue tickets independently. All train stations are close to your chosen destination.
Book The Official Shuttle at the time and direction you want below. We can only accept passengers who have pre-booked the Shuttle. The Shuttle transfer service only runs during lunchtime. Return from your second venue independently by train to London.
Please check train times and costs here.
During the Winter period from 30 October 2016 to 25 March 2017 both Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace close earlier and therefore there will only be a 12:15 Shuttle from Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle and a 13:00 Shuttle from Windsor Castle to Hampton Court Palace. Either time will give you sufficient time at both sights.
|Hampton Court Palace – Windsor Castle||12:15||13:00||13:45||14:30|
|Windsor Castle – Hampton Court Palace||12:15||13:00||13:45||14:30|
Hampton Court Palace – Windsor Castle:
12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30
Windsor Castle – Hampton Court Palace:
12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30
The Shuttle runs 7 days a week except 24, 25, & 26 December when both Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle are closed. Occasionally Windsor Castle is closed for State occasions – on these days the Shuttle will not be available to book.
Tickets will be sent to you via email.
Accepted payment methods
Pick up and Drop off locations
Hampton Court Palace
Pickup: Tfl Bus Stop E 'Hampton Court Green - Cardinal Wolsey' on Hampton Court Road. Simply exit the Palace through the main Gate, cross the road at the light controlled pedestrian crossing and turn right and follow the road round passing Sir Christopher Wren's former home and continue for approximately 50 yards.
Drop off: Tfl Bus Stop F 'Hampton Court Palace' immediately outside Hampton Court Palace.
For more information on Hampton Court Palace’s programme of events and ticket purchase please check here
Pickup and Drop off: At Windsor Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist in the High Street.
If Windsor Castle is your morning visit, it is vitally important that you check the programme of events and purchase your tickets in advance here Large numbers of Tour Groups arrive in Windsor at approximately 9:30 on their way to Bath and Stonehenge delivering hundreds of tourists, this results in long queues (lines) at the Ticket Office. Advance booking will avoid the need to queue although you will still need to pass through ‘airport’ style security before entering.
Windsor is fortunate to have two train stations both a short walk to the Castle. Windsor Eton Central for trains from London Paddington via Slough. London Waterloo has a direct service to Windsor Eton Riverside.
Please note that as a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining, and closures can occasionally occur at short notice.
Please also note that the Semi-State Rooms are only open during the winter months between late September 2015 and early March 2016. For further information on Windsor Castle's program of events and ticket purchase please check here
Please be aware the Semi-State Rooms will not be open when the State Apartments are closed.