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from London to Reading

You can get from London to Reading by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to Reading on 23 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:40London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 20:40Reading
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£131One-way
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19:00London1h40 20:40Reading
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£71One-way
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10:45London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 11:45Reading
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£131One-way
10:00London1h45 11:45Reading
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£71One-way
13:50London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 14:50Reading
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£131One-way

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Mon
23 May
£31Great Western Railway
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24 May
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25 May
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26 May
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27 May
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Sat
28 May
£22South Western Railway
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29 May
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Mon
30 May
£25Great Western Railway
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31 May
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Wed
1 Jun
£22South Western Railway
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2 Jun
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Fri
3 Jun
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4 Jun
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5 Jun
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6 Jun
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7 Jun
£26Great Western Railway
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Fri
10 Jun
£31Great Western Railway
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Sat
11 Jun
£22South Western Railway
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Travel Information from London to Reading

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or South Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 36 miles (58 km) between London and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or South Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Reading.

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FAQs

What are my London to Reading travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Reading from London including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from London to Reading the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Reading. Tickets for a coach cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to Reading:

A coach journey is usually £11 less than a journey to Reading by train, which costs on average £21 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from London to Reading?

The fastest way to get to Reading from London is by train with an average travel time of 22 min.

There are alternative travel options to Reading that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h   of travel time.

How many miles are between London and Reading

The London to Reading distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).

How many services a day are there between London and Reading?

The average frequency per day from London to Reading is:

  • 51 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Reading from London as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Reading:

  • Most travellers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Reading.

Which travel companies can take me from London to Reading?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Reading, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can get you to Reading by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from London to Reading for £10 on Omio.
  • South Western Railway can get you to Reading by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with South Western Railway from London to Reading for £21 on Omio.

Can I travel directly from London to Reading?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Reading with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Megabus.
  • You can find around 51 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Crossrail or Great Western Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Reading as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between London and Reading.

Where should I go next after I travel from London to Reading?

Many of our customers travelling from London to Reading don't make Reading their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Luton, Stansted or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your London and Reading trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Reading to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy London to Reading tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £10 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £21 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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