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Train Information to Reading from London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$37 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway or Crossrail

Trains from London to Reading cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 23 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Crossrail. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $29 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $37 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Reading.

Trains from London to Reading: Journey Details

The simplest way to travel between these two great cities in the South of England is by the fast train which departs from Paddington every 20 minutes during the day (less frequent at night and on Sundays). The service is operated by First Great Western (GWR) and takes approximately 35 - 40 minutes, depending on the time of day. There is also a stopping service which can take upwards of an hour, it is a comfortable journey. There are also Reading trains departing from Waterloo but these take longer: Paddington is to be recommended.

Taking the Train from London

Paddington station is in the central West of London with convenient, quick connections to the West End and City via the subway network. It is also served by 16 London bus routes which stop outside on Praed Street and a dedicated black cab rank. Those traveling from Waterloo will find it located to the south of the river Thames, which is convenient for people returning from the London Eye or the National Theatre.

Getting into Reading by Train

Reading is a modern town with all the amenities one would expect. It is very much considered part of the "commuter belt", so rush hour trains do get very, VERY busy. Leisure travelers should do their best to avoid these trains from London to Reading; not only are they horribly cramped, fares are also higher if not booked in advance. Reading station itself is located on the northern outskirts of town. The elderly, those with children or heavy luggage can take local bus services into the centre of town but it can be a pleasant walk through the park, just turn left out of the concourse and follow the signposts).

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Reading
Travel by train 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 London to Reading.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between London and Reading cost?
Train tickets from London to Reading for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $29 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from London to Reading?
The train price from London to Reading is on average $37 (€31)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from London to Reading by train?
The train distance from London to Reading is around 36 miles (58 km).
How long is the train ride between London and Reading?
While the time it takes to travel 36 miles (58 km) to Reading from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Reading train journey time is on average 23 min.
What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Reading?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading and Reading West.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Reading, called Reading, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service to Reading from London?
When taking a train from London to Reading, you can count on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or Crossrail for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between London and Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Can I find a direct train from London to Reading?
Yes, there are 51 direct trains from London to Reading per day with South Western Railway, Crossrail or Great Western Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many trains are there from London to Reading a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Reading is 51 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from London to Reading to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Reading is on average $37 (€31) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Reading available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Reading
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Reading.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139