Getting To Ascot
Where is the Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot is held every June at Ascot racecourse in Ascot, Berkshire, UK. There are many ways of getting to Royal Ascot, with car and train being the most popular.
Each year there are also many coach parties that take racegoers to and from Royal Ascot, while the rich and famous are often seen taking a helicopter to the Ascot racecourse.
The Ascot Racecourse address is High St, Ascot SL5 7JX.
Getting to Royal Ascot by Car
From London & The North
M4 (Junction 6) onto the A332, Windsor by-pass – then just follow the signs to Ascot racecourse.
From the West
M4 (Junction 10) to the A329(M) signposted to Bracknell – then just follow the signs to Ascot racecourse.
From the South & East
M3 (Junction 3) onto the A332 signposted to Bracknell – then just follow the signs to Ascot racecourse.
From the Midlands
M40 southbound (Junction 4). Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 go towards Heathrow/London. Leave the M4 at Junction 6 and then follow the A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot racecourse.
Getting to Ascot by Train
South West Trains run a very frequent service to Ascot from both Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo and this is increased during Royal Ascot week. On average, the journey time is approx 27 minutes from Reading, 52 minutes from London Waterloo.
Once at Ascot train station, there is a public house next to the station that many racegoers use. During Royal Ascot week there are live bands and BBQ’s at the pub too.
The railway station is less than a 10-minute walk from the racecourse – through a wide alleyway that backs onto one of the many Ascot car parks that you can see people having a picnic out of their cars from.
The end of the railway alleyway opens up on the main road right outside the main Ascot racecourse stand.
Getting to Ascot by Air
There is a helicopter landing facility close to the racecourse. It is not suitable for fixed-wing private aircrafts. For those, there are two airfields close by at Cobham and Maidenhead.
Car Parking At Royal Ascot
At Royal Ascot, there are over 8,000 car parking spaces on offer for all Ascot Racecourse events.
Royal Ascot car parking is available to purchase online during the flat season, but only up to five days before the event. After this time, all parking will only on offer during the day (cash only). Disabled parking is free.