Where is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot takes place at Ascot Racecourse each year and is one of the most prestigious meetings in horse racing.

Getting to Ascot Racecourse to enjoy your Royal Ascot hospitality experience is a breeze, with excellent rail and road links to this famous racecourse. Ascot Racecourse is perfectly situated in picturesque wooded countryside adjoining Windsor Great Park and is roughly a 50-minute journey by car or train from London.

As well as being located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways, Ascot is also located close to London Heathrow Airport allowing easy access for international guests looking to enjoy the world-class racing action.

Please see below for a brief overview of directions to Ascot Racecourse by Road, Rail and Air. If you require any further assistance, please feel free to contact one of our Royal Ascot hospitality experts on 020 7989 6500 or contact us here.

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 Rail

South West Trains also runs a frequent service to Ascot Train Station 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.

By Lux Transport

Ascot Racecourse has partnered with Zeelo, a luxury travel service that offers unique private transfers to Royal Ascot.

Guests can indulge in drinks and canapes reception from fully furnished leather seats, complete with tables, WiFi and onboard toilets.

By Air

There is a helicopter landing facility close to the racecourse. It is not suitable for fixed-wing private aircrafts.

The two nearest airfields are Fairoaks, Chobham and White Waltham, Maidenhead, which are both approximately nine miles away.

By Taxi

We advise booking taxi collection well in advance of the event to avoid disappointment and miss the traffic.

Ascot Racecourse recommends using Minicabit – a trusted service that licenses Private Hire Operators across the UK. Taxis will make drops at Car Park 3, situated in an ideal spot on Ascot High Street.

Car Parking at Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse makes 8,000 car parking spaces available on race day; however, prices vary meeting-to-meeting.

In 2023, car parking is available to purchase online for all race days during the Flat season at Ascot Racecourse. However, these will only be available to buy up to five days before the event, after which the racecourse operates on a first-come-first-serve basis on race day.

If you miss the cut-off date and seek parking on the day, Ascot will only accept payment in cash.

During the Jumps season, car parking at Ascot Racecourse is free of charge for all racegoers and will only be available on the day, meaning you can’t pre-book a space.

Blue Badge holders should display their pass on entry to the car park so that a marshall can direct you to the designated parking area.

Please note that irrespective of whether attending a meeting during the Flat or Jumps season, all vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk.

Booked a hospitality package? Car parking labels will be included as part of your package and are colour coded to direct you to the designated car park.

If you are unable to get a parking space on-site or want to park near Ascot Racecourse, there are various off-site parking options available. You can reserve parking in the Ascot area for a few hours or overnight. Alternatively, rent a resident’s driveway or garage for the duration of your time at the event.

Royal Ascot Accommodation

If you require a hotel during Royal Ascot week, you can view a selection of our local hotel recommendations.