Cheap bus tickets from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 30 Jan

Cheapest

£10

Average

£12

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 Reading to London will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 10.

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14:15Reading1h40 15:55London
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£101One-way
Cheapest
18:05Reading1h40 19:45London
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£101One-way
2nd Cheapest
18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£111One-way
14:15Reading0h55 15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£141One-way

Bus Timetable Reading to London

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14:15Reading0h55 15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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14:15Reading1h40 15:55London
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18:05Reading1h40 19:45London
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18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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Sun
30 Jan
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Mon
31 Jan
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Tue
1 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Thu
3 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Fri
4 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Sat
5 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Sun
6 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Mon
7 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Tue
8 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Thu
10 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£10Megabus
Sat
12 Feb
£24Crossrail
£10Megabus
Sun
13 Feb
£24Great Western Railway
£10Megabus
Wed
16 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£6Megabus
Thu
17 Feb
£21South Western Railway
£6Megabus

Bus times from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 30 Jan

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

59 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Reading for London every day 4 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 1 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 40 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
14:15Reading0h55 15:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£141One-way
Fastest
18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£111One-way
2nd Fastest
14:15Reading1h40 15:55London
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£101One-way
2nd Fastest
18:05Reading1h40 19:45London
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£101One-way

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Overview: Coach from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€12)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Reading to London cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey 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 trip for as low as £10, but the average price of coach tickets is £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

Coach companies: National Express Reading to London

Travel to London from Reading from £10 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to London from Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Reading to London 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.

    Coaches from Reading to London

    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. 

    Which coach companies travel from Reading to London?

    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.

    How long is the coach from Reading to London?

    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.

    How many coaches are there from Reading to London?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Reading to London?

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to London from Reading

    Take the bus to London 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 Reading to London.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap coach tickets between Reading and London cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to London from Reading for as low as £10  for the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of coach tickets to London from Reading?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Reading to London is £10  one way.

    How many miles is it from Reading to London by coach?

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

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

    The coach time to London from Reading is on average 1 h 40 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Reading to London by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure coach station in Reading and arrival coach station in London?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Reading   to London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.

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

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from Reading, which is located around 0.2 miles (268 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road, located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away from the city centre.

    Which coach companies can get me from Reading to London?

    For the journey from Reading to London you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Reading to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    Can I book a direct coach from Reading to London?

    Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Reading to London on Omio with Megabus, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.

    What are the first and last departure coach times from Reading to London?

    You can take the first coach from Reading to London at 05: 20   or take the last coach from Reading to London leaving at 18: 05. Look for the latest Reading London coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.

    When should I purchase Reading London coach tickets to score the best deals?

    If you purchase Reading to London coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £10. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches to London from Reading. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.