The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Reading will cost around £ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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2 h 28 m
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Of the 46 buses that leave London for Reading every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 59 km distance in an average of 2 h 28 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .
The slowest buses will take 3 h 18 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h 40 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£6 (€7)|
|Coach companies||National Express, Flixbus or Megabus|
Coaches from London to Reading cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
For as little as £6 you can travel by coach to Reading from London with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this 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 has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between London and Reading and when travelling by coach:
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 book a coach from London Victoria to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.
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