London to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from London to Reading

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33

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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08:20AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:43AMReading
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Train schedule from London to Reading

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08:02AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:25AMReading
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08:18AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:41AMReading
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Fastest train times from London to Reading

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

23 m

Average

29 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

59 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Reading every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:20AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:43AMReading
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331One-way
Fastest
08:18AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:41AMReading
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331One-way
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08:02AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:25AMReading
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331One-way
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08:04AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:27AMReading
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08:06AMLondon Paddington0h29 08:35AMReading
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Overview: Train from London to Reading

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency209 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 209 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTfL Rail, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from London to Reading cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey taking on average 23 min with our travel partners like TfL Rail, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 209 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€30), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: Great Western Rail and South Western Railway from London to Reading trains

Travel from London to Reading from $25 (€25) with Omio’s train partners Great Western Rail and South Western Railway! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

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South Western Railway is one of the best options when traveling by train to Reading from London. Omio quickly shows you current South Western Railway train schedules for the London - Reading journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from London to Reading is around 36 miles (58 km) and the cheapest South Western Railway one-way ticket you can book starts at $25 (€25). As you check the latest London to Reading train schedule from South Western Railway for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Reading safely. If you search for South Western Railway tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect South Western Railway ticket to Reading from London so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

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    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
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Reading to cost as little as $25 (€25)  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€30)  for a train ticket between London and Reading.
    You should expect to travel around 36 miles (58 km)  to Reading from London by train.
    On average the London to Reading train time is 23 min  covering the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from London, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When you arrive in Reading, your train can arrive in train stations including Reading, Reading West and Reading.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Reading.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of London.

    The most popular arrival train station, Reading, is located 0.2 miles (420 m) away from the city center of Reading.

    Take the London to Reading train with TfL Rail, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Reading from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    On average, there are 209 trains a day from London to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the first train from London to Reading at 6: 15 AM. The last train from London to Reading that you can take departs at 11: 34 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Reading schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    If you buy a train ticket from London to Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€30) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and Reading are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    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.
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    Public transit options for London Victoria
    Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
    Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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    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
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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    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
    Metro: N/A
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    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
    Metro: Tube Lines.
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    Public transit options for London St Pancras International
    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
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    Public transit options for London Waterloo
    Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
    Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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    Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
    Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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    Public transit options for London Bridge
    Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
    Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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    Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
    Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
    Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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    Public transit options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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