Cheap bus tickets from London to Reading

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£7

Average

£34

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.

Cheapest
10:00London1h45 11:45Reading
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£71One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:00London1h50 14:50Reading
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£91One-way
19:00London1h40 20:40Reading
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£121One-way
10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 11:45Reading
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£131One-way
13:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 14:50Reading
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£151One-way

Bus Timetable London to Reading

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00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 30h55 01:05Reading
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03:00London3h18 06:18Reading
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05:00London2h24 07:24Reading
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07:00London2h41 09:41Reading
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07:00London2h41 09:41Reading
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08:30London2h21 10:51Reading
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09:00London2h26 11:26Reading
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09:30London2h31 12:01Reading
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09:30London2h31 12:01Reading
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10:00London1h45 11:45Reading
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10:30London2h41 13:11Reading
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10:30London2h41 13:11Reading
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10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 11:45Reading
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11:00London2h46 13:46Reading
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11:00London2h46 13:46Reading
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11:00London2h46 13:46Reading
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12:00London2h21 14:21Reading
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13:00London2h31 15:31Reading
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13:00London1h50 14:50Reading
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13:30London2h36 16:06Reading
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13:30London2h36 16:06Reading
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13:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 14:50Reading
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14:00London2h41 16:41Reading
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14:00London2h41 16:41Reading
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14:00London2h41 16:41Reading
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15:00London2h51 17:51Reading
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15:00London2h51 17:51Reading
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15:30London2h56 18:26Reading
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15:30London2h56 18:26Reading
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16:30London3h04 19:34Reading
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16:30London3h04 19:34Reading
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16:30London3h04 19:34Reading
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17:30London2h35 20:05Reading
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18:00London2h38 20:38Reading
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19:00London2h20 21:20Reading
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19:00London2h20 21:20Reading
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19:00London1h40 20:40Reading
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19:00London2h20 21:20Reading
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19:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 20:40Reading
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20:00London2h30 22:30Reading
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20:30London3h05 23:35Reading
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20:30London3h05 23:35Reading
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22:00London2h35 00:35Reading
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22:30London3h05 01:35Reading
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22:30London3h05 01:35Reading
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23:30London1h35 01:05Reading
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30 May
£22South Western Railway
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£25Great Western Railway
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£31TfL Rail
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£25Great Western Railway
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£6Megabus
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£22South Western Railway
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£25Great Western Railway
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£22South Western Railway
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£25Great Western Railway
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£22South Western Railway
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Bus times from London to Reading

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Buses per day

46

Distance

59 km

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.

Fastest
00:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 30h55 01:05Reading
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£221One-way
2nd Fastest
13:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 14:50Reading
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£151One-way
2nd Fastest
19:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 20:40Reading
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£171One-way
2nd Fastest
10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 11:45Reading
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£131One-way
23:30London1h35 01:05Reading
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£181One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Reading

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

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus London to 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.

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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:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Reading from London

    Take the bus to Reading easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Reading.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap coaches between London and Reading?

    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Reading from London for the next 7 days starting from £6  one way.

    What is the cost of a coach ticket from London to Reading on average?

    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Reading coach to cost on average £6  one way.

    What is the distance by coach from London to Reading?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Reading via coach to be approximately 36 miles (58 km).

    How long does it take from London to Reading by coach?

    On average the coach from London to Reading duration is 1 h 40 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Which coach station from London to Reading do I depart from? Which Reading coach station from London do I arrive in?

    Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading)   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure coach station in London located? Where is the arrival coach station in Reading located?

    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.

    Which coach companies can get me from London to Reading?

    For the best London to Reading coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Flixbus or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Reading from London to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Are there any London to Reading direct coaches?

    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.

    When does the first coach depart from London to Reading? When does the last coach depart from London to Reading?

    You can take the first coach from London to Reading at 09: 00   or take the last coach from London to Reading leaving at 23: 00. Look for the latest London Reading coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.

    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket to Reading from London to get the best deals?

    You can find a coach between London and 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Reading coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.