How to get to Bedford from Reading

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from Reading to Bedford

How to get to Bedford from Reading by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Reading to Bedford is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Reading and Bedford

distanceDistance51 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
priceTicket price range£52 - £52
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £52 • 1 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £52 • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEast Midlands Trains

Travel 51 miles by train from Reading to Bedford. East Midlands Trains is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train from Reading to Bedford.

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Thameslink will get you to Bedford from Reading at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

    FAQs: Reading to Bedford

    FAQs: Travel to Bedford 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 Bedford.

    Travel Reading to Bedford by train.

    A train is the cheapest way to travel between Reading and Bedford with average prices for this trip of £52.

    The fastest way to travel to Bedford from Reading is by train, which requires on average 1 h 46 min   of travel time.

    You should expect to travel around 51 miles from Reading to Bedford.

    The average frequency per day from Reading to Bedford is:

    • Around 24 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Reading and Bedford as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Reading to Bedford:

    • Trains mostly depart from Reading and arrive in Bedford.

    The following travel company offer services from Reading to Bedford:

    • East Midlands Trains or Thameslink can take you to Bedford by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Thameslink from Reading to Bedford for £52.

    Yes, there is a direct service from Reading to Bedford:

    • You'll find direct trains with.

    Direct services to Bedford tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    Looking to extend your trip from Reading to Bedford? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to Bedford usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Milton Keynes, London St Pancras International, Luton or Brighton. If you're looking to explore London, Milton Keynes, London St Pancras International, Luton or Brighton from Bedford, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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