The cheapest buses from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Cheapest

$10

Average

$16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Reading to London will cost around $ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 10.

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09:35AMReading1h40 11:15AMLondon
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$101One-way
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06:05PMReading1h40 07:45PMLondon
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$101One-way
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02:00PMReading1h45 03:45PMLondon
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$101One-way
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02:00PMReading1h00 03:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:35AMReading0h55 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$181One-way

Timetable Reading to London

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04:30AMReading0h55 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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04:30AMReading1h35 06:05AMLondon
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09:35AMReading1h40 11:15AMLondon
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09:35AMReading0h55 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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02:00PMReading1h00 03:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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02:00PMReading1h45 03:45PMLondon
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06:05PMReading1h40 07:45PMLondon
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06:05PMReading0h55 07:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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The fastest buses from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 18 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

59 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Reading for London every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 59 km distance in an average of 1 h 18 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 55 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
04:30AMReading0h55 05:25AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$261One-way
Fastest
09:35AMReading0h55 10:30AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$181One-way
Fastest
06:05PMReading0h55 07:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$181One-way
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02:00PMReading1h00 03:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3
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$181One-way
04:30AMReading1h35 06:05AMLondon
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$221One-way

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Bus Information from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$9 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Reading to London cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $9 (€7), but the average price of bus tickets is $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Bus companies

Reading to London with National Express

For as little as $9 (€7) you can travel by bus between Reading and London with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express

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

    National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Reading to London:

    • 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 Reading to London

    National Express offers a fast and frequent direct bus service from Reading in Berkshire to London Victoria bus Station.  Services depart from the National Express stop, which is located five miles outside the city center. All services also make an earlier stop at London Earls Court. 

    Which bus companies travel from Reading to London?

    Buses from Reading to London Victoria are operated by National Express Coaches. National Express is the UK’s leading bus carrier. All National Express buses to London terminate at London Victoria bus station, including all services from Reading.

    How long is the bus from Reading to London?

    The journey time for direct bus services from Reading to London Victoria varies from just one hour and ten minutes to up to two hours for the morning rush hour service.  Most of the services, however, take approximately one and a half hours. buses from Reading to London Victoria also stop at London Earls Court, arriving there around one hour after departing from Reading.

    How many buses are there from Reading to London?

    From Monday to Thursday, there are 11 direct bus services per day from Reading to London, the first departing at 7:00 a.m. and the last shortly before 8:00 p.m. These same services operate over the weekend, but on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, there is an additional service that departs Reading late in the evening, arriving in London in the early hours.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Reading to London?

    Departure bus station: National Express buses depart from the Reading Coachway stop, which is located five miles outside of the city center, close to junction 12 of the M4.  The bus stop can be reached via local bus services from Reading town centre or by taxi. The journey time by local bus to the Reading National Express Stop is around 20 minutes. The weekend midnight service departs from Mereoak Park and Ride, which is situated close to junction 11 of the M4.

    Arrival bus station:  All buses from Reading terminate at London Victoria bus Station, the city’s main bus terminus located to the southwest of Central London. The bus station is a short walk from Victoria Overground and Underground station and from here it’s possible to reach much of London via tube, bus or train.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap bus tickets from Reading to London cost?
    Bus tickets from Reading to London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $9 (€7)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a bus from Reading to London?
    If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Reading to London bus price to come in at an average of $9 (€7)  one way.
    How far is it from Reading to London by bus?
    The Reading to London bus distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
    What is the Reading to London bus travel time?
    On average the Reading to London bus travel time is 1 h 40 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the bus from Reading to London depart from? Which London bus station do I come into from Reading?

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Reading   to London, Victoria Coach Station.

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

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

    The most popular arrival bus station, London, Victoria Coach Station, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center of London.

    Which bus companies can get me from Reading to London?
    For the best Reading to London bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services from Reading to London to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Can I find a direct bus from Reading to London?
    If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Megabus. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
    What time is the earliest bus from Reading to London? What time is the last bus from Reading to London?
    The earliest bus departing from Reading to London leaves at 8: 35 AM. The last bus departing from Reading to London leaves at 6: 05 PM. You can find the latest Reading to London bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Reading to London to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase bus tickets to London from Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $9 (€7) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Reading to London a few months in advance.

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