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Travel Information from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Travel 36 miles (58 km) by coach or train to London from Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Reading to London.

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Travel from Reading to London
Travel to London 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 London.
FAQs
What are my travel options from Reading to London?

There are 2 ways to get from Reading to London: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Reading to London?

The cheapest way from Reading to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £23 less than a train, which costs on average £30 for this route.

What is the quickest way from Reading to London?

The quickest way to travel between Reading and London is by train, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

How far is it from Reading to London?

London is approximately 36 miles (58 km) away from Reading.

How many services a day are there to London from Reading?

The average frequency per day from Reading to London is:

  • 51 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Reading to London?

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

  • Coaches from Reading to London most often leave from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains most often depart from Reading at Reading and arrive in London at London Victoria.
Which travel operators can get me from Reading to London?

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:

  • Megabus can get you to London by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Reading to London for £6 on Omio.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Reading to London tickets on Omio for £30.
Is it possible to travel directly between Reading and London?

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

  • You can find a direct coach to London with Megabus.

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 buy tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Reading to London?
Your journey from Reading to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Reading to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
When should I book a ticket to London from Reading online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £30 one way.

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

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