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from London to Reading

You can get from London to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Reading on May 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 08:40PMReading
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$161One-way
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07:00PMLondon1h40 08:40PMReading
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$91One-way
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10:45AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 31h00 11:45AMReading
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$161One-way
10:00AMLondon1h45 11:45AMReading
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$91One-way
08:33AMLondon Paddington0h23 08:56AMReading
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$321One-way

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May 22
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$8Megabus
Mon
May 23
$39Great Western Railway
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Tue
May 24
$39TfL Rail
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Wed
May 25
$39TfL Rail
$8Megabus
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May 26
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$8Megabus
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May 27
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$8Megabus
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May 28
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$8Megabus
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May 29
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$8Megabus
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May 30
$32Great Western Railway
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May 31
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$8Megabus
Wed
Jun 1
$28South Western Railway
$8Megabus
Thu
Jun 2
$28South Western Railway
$8Megabus
Fri
Jun 3
$28South Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Jun 4
$28South Western Railway
$8Megabus
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Jun 5
$28South Western Railway
$8Megabus
Mon
Jun 6
$32Great Western Railway
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Tue
Jun 7
$32Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
Wed
Jun 8
$38TfL Rail
$8Megabus
Thu
Jun 9
$32Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
Fri
Jun 10
$39Great Western Railway
$8Megabus

Travel Information between London and Reading

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€12) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or South Western Railway

Travel 36 miles (58 km) by bus or train between London and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Reading.

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FAQs

How do I get from London to Reading?

There are 2 travel options from London to Reading: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from London to Reading?

The cheapest way to travel to Reading from London is by taking a bus with an average price of $13 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Reading:

A bus is generally $14 (€13) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€24) from London to Reading.

What is the fastest way to travel between London and Reading?

The quickest way to travel to Reading from London is by train, which takes on average 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Reading by bus can take on average 1 h.

What is the distance between London and Reading?

The distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km) from London to Reading.

How many services a day are there between London and Reading?

The average frequency per day from London to Reading is:

  • 51 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Reading as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Reading:

  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Reading.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Reading?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Reading:

  • You can travel by bus to Reading from London with Megabus, and you can find Megabus London to Reading tickets for $13 (€12) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Reading with South Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $27 (€24) with South Western Railway from London to Reading.

Is there a direct service to Reading from London?

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Reading with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 51 direct trains per day to Reading with Crossrail or Great Western Railway.

Direct services to Reading tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Reading?

Your trip from London to Reading doesn't have to end in Reading. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Luton, Stansted or Birmingham. If you’d like to add Luton, Stansted or Birmingham to your London to Reading tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Reading today!

When should I buy a ticket from London to Reading online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $13 (€12) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $27 (€24) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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