How to get from Reading to London

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from Reading to London

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

Our recommendation
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To get from Reading to London on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:05Reading0h55 19:00London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£141One-way
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18:05Reading1h40 19:45London
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£71One-way
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09:35Reading0h55 10:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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£161One-way
09:35Reading1h40 11:15London
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£91One-way
08:14Reading0h23 08:37London Paddington
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£321One-way

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Travel Information to London from Reading

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Crossrail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 36 miles (58 km) between Reading and London. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Crossrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Reading to London.

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You can travel from Reading to London 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Reading to London is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to London:

A flight is about £7 less than a coach, which costs on average £7 for this route.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same route. A ferry costs on average £1 from Reading to London.

A flight journey is usually £13 less than a journey to London by train, which costs on average £13 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Reading to London is by train with an average journey time of 23 min.

Other travel options from Reading to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 40 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to London is:

  • 184 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Reading and London as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Reading to London tickets on Omio for £7.
  • Travel with Crossrail for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Crossrail Reading to London tickets on Omio for £13.

Yes, there are direct routes from Reading to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to London with Megabus with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find 184 direct trains per day to London with South Western Railway or Great Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Reading to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Reading and London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £7 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £13 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Reading to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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