Reading to London coach

Cheap bus tickets from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Cheapest

£9

Average

£31

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.

Cheapest
18:05Reading1h40 19:45London
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£91One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:00Reading1h45 15:45London
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:35Reading1h40 11:15London
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£131One-way
18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£131One-way
09:35Reading0h55 10:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£171One-way

Bus Timetable Reading to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 August
04:30Reading0h55 05:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:30Reading1h35 06:05London
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05:00Reading2h50 07:50London
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06:00Reading3h20 09:20London
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07:10Reading3h10 10:20London
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07:45Reading3h05 10:50London
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08:20Reading3h10 11:30London
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09:30Reading2h45 12:15London
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09:35Reading0h55 10:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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09:35Reading1h40 11:15London
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10:05Reading3h15 13:20London
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10:40Reading2h50 13:30London
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11:15Reading3h15 14:30London
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12:25Reading2h55 15:20London
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13:00Reading2h50 15:50London
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13:35Reading2h55 16:30London
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14:00Reading1h45 15:45London
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14:00Reading1h00 15:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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14:10Reading2h40 16:50London
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14:45Reading3h05 17:50London
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14:45Reading3h05 17:50London
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15:20Reading2h50 18:10London
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15:55Reading2h55 18:50London
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16:30Reading2h50 19:20London
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17:40Reading2h55 20:35London
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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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18:15Reading2h35 20:50London
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19:00Reading2h40 21:40London
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20:00Reading2h40 22:40London
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21:00Reading2h59 23:59London
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22:00Reading2h50 00:50London
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23:00Reading2h50 01:50London
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Bus times from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

2 h 32 m

Buses per day

33

Distance

59 km

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.

Fastest
09:35Reading0h55 10:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£171One-way
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04:30Reading0h55 05:25London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£231One-way
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18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£131One-way
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14:00Reading1h00 15:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£181One-way
04:30Reading1h35 06:05London
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£231One-way

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Overview: Coach from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£10 (€11)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, 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.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express Reading to London

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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.

      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
      You can find a cheap coach from Reading to London for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.
      In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Reading and London is £10  one way.
      The distance from Reading to London by coach is approximately 36 miles.
      On average the coach from Reading to London duration is 1 h 35 min  for the 36 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
      For the best Reading to London coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to London from Reading to compare what amenities they may offer.
      If you’re looking for a direct coach from Reading to London, 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.
      The earliest coach for this trip departs from Reading at 08: 35. The last coach leaves from Reading at 22: 00. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Reading to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
      If you book 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 route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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