If you commute to work, have friends and family across the country or just like to get out and explore, good transport links are probably right at the top of your property wish list. Being able to get from north to south, east to west and town to country quickly makes life a lot easier.
When it comes to good transport links, Slough is pretty hard to beat. Close to a number of major motorways, and within easy reach of train and bus routes, it’s the perfect location for anyone who wants to get out and explore.
Located just to the west of London, Slough is situated between the M4, M40 and M25. This makes it easy to access London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and all of the motorways that connect to the London Orbital.
From Slough, you can be in Bristol in around 90 minutes, Oxford in 45 minutes and Birmingham in less than two hours. If you’re commuting to London, you’ll be pleased to hear that the centre of the capital is just 30 minutes from Slough by car. If you’re travelling to west London, your commute will be even shorter.
A lot of people living in Slough commute to and from work by train. From Slough, you can get to London Paddington in just 20 minutes. What’s more, as trains depart every 10-15 minutes, you’ll never have to wait too long for a service. You can be in Reading in just 25 minutes and Oxford in less than 40 minutes. From London, you can access the rest of the country, and even Europe, by rail.
Once the new Crossrail project is completed, travel to London will be even easier. The line will connect Slough with Heathrow, Tottenham Court Road, Stratford, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street Stations.
Slough is incredibly well located for those who like to travel by air. Just 10 minutes from Heathrow Airport, and 45 minutes from Gatwick, Slough offers easy access to the country’s two busiest air hubs. From Heathrow, you can fly to 185 destinations in 84 countries, while Gatwick Airport also offers a huge choice of direct services. Having these two airports so close by allows residents of Slough to get out and explore the world with ease.
If you’d rather get around by pedal power, Slough offers a good choice of cycling options. There are already a number of well-marked bike routes in the town, making it easy to get around on two wheels. The council plans to expand its network of bike paths in the coming years, so cycling is set to be an even better way of getting around Slough.
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