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Ascot Racecourse is ideally situated in beautiful wooded countryside adjoining Windsor Great Park and about a 50 minute drive or train journey from London.

Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and to London Heathrow for international visitors, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.

By Road

From London and the North

M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot.

From the West

M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

From the South and East

M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot.

From the Midlands

M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow/London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow the A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot.

By Coach

Coach travel direct to Ascot is available from a number of Coach Operators. Please call +44 (0)844 346 3000 for more information.

National Express offer dedicated coaches to Royal Ascot 2014 on Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st June. For more information and to book, click here.


By Rail

South West Trains also runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

A Freedom Pass will take you as far as Feltham en-route from London Waterloo.

For more details, please visit National Rail Enquiries or call +44 (0)8457 484950.

By Air

There is a helicopter landing facility close to the racecourse. It is not suitable for fixed-wing private aircrafts. Please call Helicopter and Aviation Services on +44 (0)1427 718 800 or fax +44 (0)1427 718 811.

The two nearest airfields are Fairoaks, Chobham (+44 (0)1276 857 300) and White Waltham, Maidenhead (+44 (0)1628 823 272), which are both approximately nine miles away.

Journey Planner

To make your day at Ascot easy from start to finish, plan your trip to the racecourse online

Plan Journey

Traffic Updates

For up-to-date travel information, tune into BBC Radio Berkshire on 95.4FM or 104.1FM, or visit the BBC Berkshire Travel News page

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Ascot Racedays

All visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays. Please follow raceday signage for car parking.


Parking prices for Discover Ascot Raceday

Car Park 1 Cars FREE

Car Park 5 Cars FREE

Car Park 6 Cars FREE

Car Park 6 Cars, Coaches, Minibuses & Limos FREE

Car parks open at 9:00am
Car parks close at 9:00pm

The best available car park spaces for each admission level will be sold first, so book early for the most convenient location.

Booked a Package?

Car park labels are included with all restaurant packages. Additional labels should be purchased in advance by calling +44 (0)844 346 0346. 

Coach Drivers

Coach drivers can obtain a free Grandstand Admission ticket on production of their PCV or PSV licence and their work docket to any Ticket Office.


Ascot Racecourse Facilities