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6 hour layover at Heathrow- enough time for Windsor??

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1. Posted by chopinplay (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

I'm thinking with 6 hours in between flights, I might be able to get to Windsor (not enough time to tour London properly) & look around for 2-3 hours (maybe just tour the castle) then get back hopefully 2 hours before departure.

what do you guys think? Is it doable? & if it is...what is the cheapest, quickest, easiest way to get from Heathrow to Windsor? Of course what might be the cheapest may not be the quickest.....

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi - sadly, in my opinion, I don't think this is a sensible idea, Heathrow is busy and complicated and you could be left with a panicky runaround to get to your flight on time, or a frustratingly short time to look around Windsor.

However if you do decide to do it:
- The very shortest trip to Windsor from Heathrow via train is 1 hour (each way), via Hayes, if you're lucky and the trains run on time.
- You could do it in less than 40 minutes in a taxi but don't use a black cab 'cause it will cost you an absolute fortune - pre-book with a local company.

3. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 9y

If your bags are through checked and you get through immigration quickly I reckon go for it! You have to be back at the airport one hour before your next flight, so give yourself 2 hours (traffic can be hell) so yeah yuo shoudl be fine, take either the bus or the train, cabs are really expensive!

Alternatively, you could take a bus from the terminal bus station and go to Hampton Court, only takes 20- - 45 minutes by bus and it drops yuo off right outside.. Lovely there, by the river etc, (if a nice day of course)