You can get from London to Reading by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Reading on 23 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£10 - £21|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £10 • 1 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £21 • 22 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
There are 2 ways to travel to Reading from London including taking a coach or train.
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.
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.
The London to Reading distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Reading is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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:
Yes, there are direct services available from London to Reading with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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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