How to travel from Luton to Reading

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from Luton to Reading

How to get from Luton to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Luton to Reading is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Luton to Reading

distanceDistance37 miles (60 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$34 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€29) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€29) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Thameslink

Take a train or bus to travel 37 miles (60 km) from Luton to Reading. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Thameslink among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Luton to Reading.

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Travel on Thameslink and National Express travel between Luton and Reading at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Luton and Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Luton to Reading

      FAQs: Travel 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 Luton to Reading.

      There are 2 options to travel between Luton and Reading including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel between Luton and Reading is a train with an average price of $34 (€29).

      This is compared to other travel options from Luton to Reading:

      Taking a train costs $35 (€31) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $69 (€60).

      The fastest way from Luton to Reading is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Reading that take longer:

      Bus takes 5 h 35 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 37 miles (60 km) between Luton and Reading.

      The average frequency per day from Luton to Reading is:

      • 11 buses a day.
      • 25 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Reading from Luton as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Luton, Station Interchange and arrive in Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
      • Trains most often depart from Luton at Luton and arrive in Reading at Reading.

      The following travel companies offer services from Luton to Reading:

      • Travel with National Express for buses to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Luton to Reading tickets on Omio for $69 (€60).
      • Thameslink, East Midlands Trains, Great Western Rail, Tube or Tfl Rail can get you to Reading by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thameslink from Luton to Reading for $34 (€29) on Omio.

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

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can take a direct train with.

      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.

      Omio customers who travel from Luton to Reading often also extend their vacation to go to London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Reading and these popular destinations at a great price.

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