London to Reading bus

Tue, 25 Jun
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Cheap coach tickets from London to Reading

Showing times and prices for 25 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from London to Reading is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
10:001h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:35Reading
£91One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
19:001h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
10:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
11:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
23:301h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:05Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
19:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
20:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableLondon to Reading

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 25 June
Megabus
00:200h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
01:05Reading
0 changes
National Express
02:402h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
05:05Reading
1 change
National Express
03:302h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:00Reading
1 change
National Express
05:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:45Reading
1 change
National Express
07:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
09:45Reading
1 change
Megabus
07:553h40
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
11:35Reading
1 change
National Express
08:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
10:45Reading
1 change
Megabus
08:053h30
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
11:35Reading
1 change
National Express
09:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:45Reading
1 change
National Express
10:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:45Reading
1 change
Megabus
10:001h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:35Reading
0 changes
Megabus
10:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
11:35Reading
0 changes
National Express
11:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
13:45Reading
1 change
National Express
12:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
14:45Reading
1 change
National Express
13:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
15:45Reading
1 change
National Express
14:002h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
16:45Reading
1 change
National Express
15:002h48
London, Victoria Coach Station
17:48Reading
1 change
National Express
16:003h18
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:18Reading
1 change
National Express
17:002h48
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:48Reading
1 change
Megabus
17:203h15
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
20:35Reading
1 change
Megabus
17:293h06
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
20:35Reading
1 change
National Express
18:002h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:40Reading
1 change
Megabus
19:001h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:35Reading
0 changes
National Express
19:002h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
21:40Reading
1 change
Megabus
19:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
20:35Reading
0 changes
National Express
20:302h45
London, Victoria Coach Station
23:15Reading
1 change
Megabus
21:253h40
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
01:05Reading
1 change
Megabus
21:333h32
London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
01:05Reading
1 change
National Express
22:002h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
00:15Reading
1 change
Megabus
23:301h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:05Reading
0 changes

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Bus times from London to Reading

Showing times and prices for 25 Jun

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

2 h 33 m

Buses per day

30

Distance

59 km

Of the 30 buses that leave London for Reading every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
10:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
11:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
19:500h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
20:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
00:200h45
London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
01:05Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
19:001h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:35Reading
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
23:301h35
London, Victoria Coach Station
01:05Reading
£181One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from London to Reading

distanceDistance36 miles
durationAverage coach duration45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£8 (€10)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from London to Reading cover the 36 miles long route taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £8, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus London to Reading

Find the best coaches between London and Reading with Omio's travel partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from £5. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

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.

FAQs: London to Reading coach

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Reading with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Reading.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from London to Reading can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for London to Reading is £8; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Reading coach time is 45 min   covering the 36 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from London to Reading leaves at 09: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from London to Reading leaves at 23: 30.
When taking a coach from London to Reading, you can count on Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from London to Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from London, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including London, Victoria Coach Station, London, Golders Green Station and Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in coach stations like Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way, Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).

Passengers board the coach most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way, located 0.5 miles (848 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Reading from London is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from London to Reading is May.
You have options as you can travel between London and Reading 2 different ways: train or coach.

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