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Coach Information to Reading from London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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).

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London to Reading with National Express

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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from London to Reading: Journey Details

    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.

    Taking the Bus from London

    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.

    Getting into Reading by Bus

    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.

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    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap coaches between London and Reading?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from London to Reading for as little as £6  in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a coach ticket from London to Reading on average?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Reading coach prices are on average £6  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from London to Reading?
    The London to Reading coach distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
    How long does it take from London to Reading by coach?
    While the time it takes to travel 36 miles (58 km) to Reading from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Reading is on average 1 h 40 min.
    Which coach station from London to Reading do I depart from? Which Reading coach station from London do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).

    Where is the London coach station located? Where is the Reading coach station located?

    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.

    Which coach companies can take me between London and Reading?
    If you're looking for coaches from London to Reading, you can rely on National Express to get you to Reading. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Reading trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct coaches between London and Reading?
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Reading, consider travelling with Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    How early should I buy coach tickets from London to Reading to score the best deals?
    You can find a coach from London to Reading to cost on average £6 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the London to Reading coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.