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Cheap coach tickets from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
FlixBus
04:401h10
Reading
05:50London
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
04:401h30
Reading
06:10London, Victoria Coach Station
£71One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
17:551h35
Reading
19:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
15:551h35
Reading
17:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£181One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Megabus
13:250h45
Reading
14:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableReading to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Friday, 14 June
Megabus
00:551h35
Reading
02:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
00:550h45
Reading
01:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
00:552h47
Reading
03:42London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
00:552h55
Reading
03:50London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
National Express
03:102h40
Reading
05:50London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
04:401h10
Reading
05:50London
0 changes
FlixBus
04:401h30
Reading
06:10London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
05:302h40
Reading
08:10London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
06:253h05
Reading
09:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
07:253h05
Reading
10:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
08:250h45
Reading
09:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
08:253h50
Reading
12:15London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
National Express
08:253h05
Reading
11:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
08:254h00
Reading
12:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
08:251h35
Reading
10:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
09:303h00
Reading
12:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
10:303h00
Reading
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
11:303h00
Reading
14:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
11:450h45
Reading
12:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
11:451h45
Reading
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
11:453h30
Reading
15:15London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
11:453h40
Reading
15:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
National Express
12:303h00
Reading
15:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
13:254h10
Reading
17:35London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
Megabus
13:250h45
Reading
14:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
13:254h00
Reading
17:25London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
13:251h35
Reading
15:00London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
13:303h00
Reading
16:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
14:303h00
Reading
17:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
15:303h00
Reading
18:30London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
15:555h15
Reading
21:10London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
15:551h35
Reading
17:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
15:550h45
Reading
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
15:555h25
Reading
21:20London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
National Express
17:002h45
Reading
19:45London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
Megabus
17:551h35
Reading
19:30London, Victoria Coach Station
0 changes
Megabus
17:550h45
Reading
18:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
0 changes
Megabus
17:553h15
Reading
21:10London, Gatwick Airport Terminal South
1 change
Megabus
17:553h25
Reading
21:20London, Gatwick Airport Terminal North
1 change
National Express
18:002h35
Reading
20:35London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
19:002h40
Reading
21:40London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
20:002h50
Reading
22:50London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
21:052h54
Reading
23:59London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
22:052h45
Reading
00:50London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change
National Express
23:052h45
Reading
01:50London, Victoria Coach Station
1 change

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Bus times from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for 14 Jun

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

2 h 37 m

Buses per day

45

Distance

59 km

Of the 45 buses that leave Reading for London every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
08:250h45
Reading
09:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£191One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
13:250h45
Reading
14:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
11:450h45
Reading
12:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
17:550h45
Reading
18:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Megabus
15:550h45
Reading
16:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles
durationAverage coach duration45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£21 (€24)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express or FlixBus

Coaches from Reading to London cover the 36 miles long trip 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 journey costs around £21, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

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

You can travel by coach from Reading to London with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus for as low as £4. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Coach information from Reading to London with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: £4

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.

FAQs: Reading to London coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Reading to London 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 Reading to London.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Reading to London can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Reading to London is £21; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Reading to London 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 Reading to London leaves at 10: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Reading to London leaves at 23: 05.
For the best Reading to London coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Reading to London to compare what amenities they may offer.

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

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge), which is located around 0.2 miles (334 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at London, Victoria Coach Station, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to London from Reading is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Reading to London by coach is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Reading to London including taking a train or coach.

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