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.
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Of the 33 buses that leave Reading for London every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average coach duration||1 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£10 (€11)|
|Coach companies||Megabus, Flixbus or National Express|
Coaches from Reading to London cover the 36 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 35 min with our travel partners like Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £10, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £6.
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FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
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 Reading - London 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 offers a fast and frequent direct coach service from Reading in Berkshire to London Victoria Coach Station. Services depart from the National Express stop, which is located five miles outside the city centre. All services also make an earlier stop at London Earls Court.
Coaches from Reading to London Victoria are operated by National Express Coaches. National Express is the UK’s leading coach carrier. All National Express coaches to London terminate at London Victoria Coach station, including all services from Reading.
The journey time for direct coach services from Reading to London Victoria varies from just one hour and ten minutes to up to two hours for the morning rush hour service. Most of the services, however, take approximately one and a half hours. Coaches from Reading to London Victoria also stop at London Earls Court, arriving there around one hour after departing from Reading.
From Monday to Thursday, there are 11 direct coach services per day from Reading to London, the first departing at 7:00 a.m. and the last shortly before 8:00 p.m. These same services operate over the weekend, but on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, there is an additional service that departs Reading late in the evening, arriving in London in the early hours.
Departure bus station: National Express coaches depart from the Reading Coachway stop, which is located five miles outside of the city centre, close to junction 12 of the M4. The coach stop can be reached via local bus services from Reading town centre or by taxi. The journey time by local bus to the Reading National Express Stop is around 20 minutes. The weekend midnight service departs from Mereoak Park and Ride, which is situated close to junction 11 of the M4.
Arrival bus station: All coaches from Reading terminate at London Victoria Coach Station, the city’s main coach terminus located to the southwest of Central London. The coach station is a short walk from Victoria Overground and Underground station and from here it’s possible to reach much of London via tube, bus or train.
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