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Cheap train tickets from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Reading to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
South Western Railway
09:09AM1h28
Reading station (RDG)
10:37AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
South Western Railway
08:09AM1h27
Reading station (RDG)
09:36AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
South Western Railway
08:39AM1h24
Reading station (RDG)
10:03AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:50AM0h35
Reading station (RDG)
09:25AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:10AM0h25
Reading station (RDG)
08:35AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Reading to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, July 22
South Western Railway
08:09AM1h27
Reading station (RDG)
09:36AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:10AM0h25
Reading station (RDG)
08:35AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
TfL Rail
08:13AM0h55
Reading station (RDG)
09:08AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:13AM0h25
Reading station (RDG)
08:38AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:17AM0h33
Reading station (RDG)
08:50AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:18AM0h26
Reading station (RDG)
08:44AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:20AM0h26
Reading station (RDG)
08:46AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
TfL Rail
08:24AM0h50
Reading station (RDG)
09:14AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:29AM0h30
Reading station (RDG)
08:59AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:36AM0h23
Reading station (RDG)
08:59AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
08:39AM1h24
Reading station (RDG)
10:03AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:41AM0h24
Reading station (RDG)
09:05AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
TfL Rail
08:45AM0h53
Reading station (RDG)
09:38AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:50AM0h35
Reading station (RDG)
09:25AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:57AM0h24
Reading station (RDG)
09:21AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
TfL Rail
08:58AM0h58
Reading station (RDG)
09:56AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
09:09AM0h41
Reading station (RDG)
09:50AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
0 transfers
South Western Railway
09:09AM1h28
Reading station (RDG)
10:37AMLondon Waterloo (WAT)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Reading to London

Showing times and prices for Jul 22

Fastest Journey

23 m

Average

43 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

59 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Reading for London every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Great Western Railway
08:36AM0h23
Reading station (RDG)
08:59AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:41AM0h24
Reading station (RDG)
09:05AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:57AM0h24
Reading station (RDG)
09:21AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:10AM0h25
Reading station (RDG)
08:35AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers
Great Western Railway
08:13AM0h25
Reading station (RDG)
08:38AMLondon Paddington (PAD)
$451One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Reading to London

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail

Trains from Reading to London cover the 36 miles (58 km) long route taking on average 23 min with our travel partners like Great Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $29 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Tfl Rail from Reading to London trains

Buy your official Great Western Rail, South Western Railway and Tfl Rail train tickets to London from Reading from $12 (€10) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

South Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, providing services in the south and south-west of England. It operates a variety of train types, including high-speed trains, local stopping services, and suburban commuter trains. It also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for South Western Railway include London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, London Waterloo to Weymouth, and London Waterloo to Bournemouth.

Train information from Reading to London with South Western Railway:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 24 min
  • Cheapest Price: $12

FAQs: Trains from Reading to London

FAQs: Travel by train from Reading to London 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 Reading to London.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Reading to London can start from as little as $12 (€10) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Reading to London is $29 (€25); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Reading to London is on average 23 min   for the 36 mile (58 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Reading to London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Reading to London leaves at 7: 09 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Reading to London leaves at 11: 41 PM.
Yes, there are 51 direct trains a day from Reading to London with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Reading to London train with Great Western Rail, South Western Railway or Tfl Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Reading and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 41 PM.

When departing from Reading, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Reading, Reading West and Reading Green Park. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London St Pancras International.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Reading, which is located around 0.2 miles (417 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to London from Reading is worth doing with a journey time of 23 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Reading to London is January.
You have options as you can travel between Reading and London 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Reading and London

Reading
London
Reading is the most popular Reading 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 Reading for your trip to London.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transit options for Reading
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the North side of the station
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Reading West
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Reading: Bus Stop on Oxford Road under Railway Bridge. Heading away from Reading Bus Stop on Oxford Road, outside McDonalds.
London Waterloo is the most popular London train station for Omio travelers, but London has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in London for your trip from Reading.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
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).
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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
Metro: Tube Lines.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 711 4141
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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