How to get to London from Reading

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Travel Information to London from Reading

distanceDistance36 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£4 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Rail

Take a train or coach to travel 36 miles from Reading to London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Reading to London.

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from Reading to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

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

Megabus
11:450h45
Reading
12:30London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£171One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixBus
04:401h30
Reading
06:10London, Victoria Coach Station
£141One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Great Western Railway
15:020h23
Reading station (RDG)
15:25London Paddington (PAD)
£281One-way
0 changes
Other options
South Western Railway
08:541h27
Reading station (RDG)
10:21London Waterloo (WAT)
£191One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
08:241h24
Reading station (RDG)
09:48London Waterloo (WAT)
£191One-way
0 changes
South Western Railway
14:541h27
Reading station (RDG)
16:21London Waterloo (WAT)
£191One-way
0 changes
Megabus
08:251h35
Reading
10:00London, Victoria Coach Station
£171One-way
0 changes
Megabus
11:451h45
Reading
13:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£171One-way
0 changes
Megabus
08:250h45
Reading
09:10London, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
£181One-way
0 changes

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Find the best route to London from Reading with Omio's travel partners National Express, FlixBus and South Western Railway! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel provider operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to London from Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Reading to London

      FAQs: 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

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

      The cheapest way to travel to London from Reading is a coach with an average price of £4.

      This is compared to other travel options from Reading to London:

      A coach is £5 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Reading to London costing on average £9.

      The quickest way to travel to London from Reading is by train, which takes on average 23 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Coach takes 45 min on average.

      The distance between Reading and London is around 36 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Reading to London is:

      • Around 51 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Reading and London as scheduled services by train or coach 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 take a coach from Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) to London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Most travellers catch their train from Reading and arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Reading to London:

      • You can travel from Reading to London by coach with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £4 with FlixBus from Reading to London.
      • You can take a train from Reading to London with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail. Cheap tickets can be found for £9 with South Western Railway from Reading to London.

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

      • Direct trains with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail with 51 direct trains per day.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from Reading to London? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Edinburgh, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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