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.
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Of the 33 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.
|Distance||36 miles (58 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 35 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$12 (€11)|
|Bus providers||Megabus, Flixbus or National Express|
Buses from Reading to London cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 1 h 35 min with our travel partners like Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $12 (€11), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5).
Find the best buses between Reading and London with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and National Express from $6 (€5). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
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 Reading - London 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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