|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h 40 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£6 (€7)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from London to Reading cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £6, but the average price of coach tickets is £6. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
National Express coaches will get you between London and Reading from £6. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Reading coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between London and Reading are the following:
For those who wish to travel to Reading from London without using the train, National Express Coaches offers an alternative in the form of a comfortable and convenient bus service. Departures are from London Victoria Coach station and the journey will take approximately 2 hours during peak hours and about 1.5 hours at less busy times of the day, the shortest trip is an express service which takes an hour and 15 minutes. The frequency of buses from London to Reading is variable from hourly to once every three hours, so travellers are advised to plan in advance. This is an affordable and relaxed way to travel to Reading.
London's Victoria Coach station is situated just to the north of the rail mainline terminal on Buckingham Palace Road. It is within a 20 minute walk from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The coach station itself is well signposted and easy to navigate. Local buses also serve the coach station but it is notoriously slow when arriving from the East.
Reading is a thriving town with a young and fashionable demographic, it has a renowned cultural aspect with two theatres and a lively atmosphere after dark. Buses from London to Reading pull in at the Calcot Coachway Station which is located out of town to the West. Local connecting buses (or a taxi) will be needed to make an onward journey into Reading itself or the university campus. Football supporters should be aware that the Madejski Stadium is nowhere near Reading town centre or the Calcot terminal, most clubs will also organise dedicated coaches on match day.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival coach station in Reading, called Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE), is located around 0.2 miles (405 m) away from its city centre.
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