Thames Path - East

Travel Information

Detailed travel information for the Thames Path will be supplied in your Information Pack, but the following may help with your planning.


Arriving into England

By Air: 
Nearest International Airport: London Heathrow Airport.

By Rail: 
Nearest Railway Station: Windsor & Eton Central.


Getting to Windsor

By Rail: 
If you are arriving into Heathrow Airport, take the TfL Rail to Hayes & Harlington Station (journey time 5 minutes). From here, Great Western Railway runs regular trains towards Reading/Oxford, which you should board and take as far as Slough (journey time 15 minutes). From here, take another Great Western Railway train to Windsor & Eton Central (journey time 6 minutes). There are two changes in this journey, but this is the quickest way to get to Windsor with a journey time of approximately 38 minutes.

If you are arriving into central London, Great Western Railway operates regular trains from London Paddington Station to Slough (journey time 15 minutes). From Slough, take another Great Western Railway train to Windsor & Eton Central (journey time 6 minutes).


Returning from Greenwich

By Rail:
From Greenwich, there are regular direct trains to London Bridge (journey time 8 minutes), where you can connect to the railway network (see National Rail Enquiries) or the TfL Tube.

Greenwich is also on the DLR, which you can use to travel to Canary Wharf, Stratford, and Bank.

By Air:
The nearest airport to Greenwich is London City, which can be reached by travelling on the DLR via Canary Wharf (journey time 40 minutes).

London Gatwick is also accessible via Thameslink, changing at London Bridge (journey time 57 minutes).

If you are travelling from Greenwich to Heathrow Airport, we'd suggest planning your journey using the TFL Journey Planner

Train Tickets
Great savings can be made by buying your train tickets in advance through The Trainline website
. Although tickets can only be mailed to a UK address, overseas customers can still order tickets in advance and collect them from a Fast Ticket machine in the UK. Fast Ticket machines are located in most mainline railway stations.