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Bus Information to Reading from Luton

distanceDistance37 miles (60 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$20 (€16)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Luton to Reading cover the 37 miles (60 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $20 (€16), but the average price of bus tickets is $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).

Bus companies

Luton to Reading with National Express

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Luton to Reading from $20 (€16) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Luton - Reading bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: $20

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Luton to Reading are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Luton to Reading: Journey Details

National Express is the sole provider of buses from Luton to Reading. Monday to Friday, the company lays on around 40 departures a day, starting at 2:05 a.m. and continuing to 10:05 p.m. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. there are three departures an hour, dropping to roughly one an hour from 6:30 p.m. onwards. Weekends follow a similar pattern but the last bus is earlier at 8:10 p.m. Journeys generally involve one change and take about 3 hours.

Taking the Bus from Luton

Buses from Luton to Reading depart from the National Express Luton Town coach stop, located at the town centre Bus Interchange, next to the railroad station, within easy walking distance of the Mall Shopping Centre, and 5 minutes by bus or bicycle from the University of Bedfordshire campus. Being based at the Interchange, the Luton Town coach stop is readily accessible by numerous bus routes across the local area. The bus service ceases operation between 12:15 am and 5:46 am.

Getting into Reading by Bus

Reading is a thriving university town, with a well attended music festival which takes place every year on the August bank Vacation weekend, an annual five day beer festival, and a vibrant performance arts scene. Buses from Luton terminate at the RailAir Coach Stop, which is situated near the South-West entrance to Reading railroad Station at the end of Gerrard Street. The station is centrally located for the town's attractions, with the Riverside Leisure Centre and Oracle Shopping Centre both within a 10 minutes' walk or short bus ride away, and the University of Reading's London Road Campus less than 1 mile to the south. Directly opposite the coach station there are three bus stops and more slightly further on, on Station Road, while cabs can be found at the rank by the railroad Station's Caversham Road exit.

Travel Tips

Buses from Luton to Reading
Take the bus to Reading 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 Luton to Reading.
How much do cheap buses to Reading from Luton cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Luton to Reading for as low as $20 (€16)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket to Reading from Luton?
If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Luton to Reading bus price to come in at an average of $20 (€16)  one way.
What is the distance from Luton to Reading by bus?
You should expect to travel around 37 miles (60 km)  from Luton to Reading by bus.
How long is a bus from Luton to Reading on average?
On average the Luton to Reading bus travel time is 3 h 55 min  for the 37 miles (60 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Luton to Reading, which bus station in Luton do I depart from and which bus station in Reading do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Luton, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Luton, Bus Station, Luton, Galaxy Centre (Stop G3) and Luton, London Luton Airport. When you arrive in Reading, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE), Reading, Station Road (Stop SD) and Reading, Richfield Ave.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Luton   to Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).

Where is the bus station in Luton? Where is the bus station in Reading?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Luton, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Luton.

The most popular arrival bus station, Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE), is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Reading.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Luton to Reading?
For the best Luton to Reading bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Reading from Luton to compare what amenities they may offer.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Luton to Reading?
The first Luton to Reading bus departs at 6: 30 AM   and the last bus from Luton to Reading leaves at 7: 30 AM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Luton to Reading on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a bus ticket from Luton to Reading to get the best deals?
If you book a bus ticket from Luton to Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $20 (€16) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Luton to Reading are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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