|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average train duration||23 min|
|Average train ticket price||£27 (€30)|
|Train frequency||51 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 51 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Crossrail|
Trains from London to Reading cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 23 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Crossrail. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Reading.
The simplest way to travel between these two great cities in the South of England is by the fast train which departs from Paddington every 20 minutes during the day (less frequent at night and on Sundays). The service is operated by First Great Western (GWR) and takes approximately 35 - 40 minutes, depending on the time of day. There is also a stopping service which can take upwards of an hour, it is a comfortable journey. There are also Reading trains departing from Waterloo but these take longer: Paddington is to be recommended.
Paddington station is in the central West of London with convenient, quick connections to the West End and City via the tube network. It is also served by 16 London bus routes which stop outside on Praed Street and a dedicated black cab rank. Those travelling from Waterloo will find it located to the south of the river Thames, which is convenient for people returning from the London Eye or the National Theatre.
Reading is a modern town with all the amenities one would expect. It is very much considered part of the "commuter belt", so rush hour trains do get very, VERY busy. Leisure travellers should do their best to avoid these trains from London to Reading; not only are they horribly cramped, fares are also higher if not booked in advance. Reading station itself is located on the northern outskirts of town. The elderly, those with children or heavy luggage can take local bus services into the centre of town but it can be a pleasant walk through the park, just turn left out of the concourse and follow the signposts).
When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading and Reading West.
Omio customers book a train from London Victoria to Reading most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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