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Bus London to Reading: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much does it cost to get from London to Reading by bus?

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Reading. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 18.91 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as £ 6.36, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

London to Reading by bus

Best price £ 6.37
Journey duration 1 h 59 min
Connections per day 10
First departure 08:15
Last departure 22:45
Distance 37.9 mi

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Route Summary by bus

Connections
11
Carriers
2
Minimum price
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Maximum price
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National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h 25 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
20:30 - 21:55
£ 6.39
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h 20 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
22:00 - 23:20
£ 6.39
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h 25 min
London Victoria Coach Station - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
11:00 - 12:25
£ 11.73
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 35 min
London Heathrow Airport T2 And T3 - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
21:20 - 21:55
£ 15.88
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 35 min
London Heathrow Airport T2 And T3 - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
22:45 - 23:20
£ 15.88
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h
London Victoria Coach Station - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
14:30 - 15:30
£ 18.34
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 4 h 10 min
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
08:15 - 12:25
£ 22.39

How long does the journey from London to Reading take by bus?

The journey from London to Reading covers a distance of 38.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 35 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from London to Reading faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

At what time of the day can I travel from London to Reading?

The first daily departure from London to Reading leaves at 05:50, while the last journey of the day sets out at 22:45. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between London and Reading. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many times a day do departures from London leave for Reading?

The exact number of journeys from London to Reading can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 11 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express and Reading RailAir. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 42 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Reading. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Reading varies, but in general, you can expect to find 7 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 4 journeys with one change or more.