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Journey Details

Best price £ 34.88
Journey duration 3 h 5 min
Connections per day 1
First departure 20:15
Last departure 20:15
Distance 37.9 mi

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Stations of departure

LTN Airport Stop 10
Luton (Town, Stand 3) Bus Stop
Luton Town

Destination stations

Town Centre
Rail Station
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride

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Ticket price Luton - Reading every day

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£ 36.18
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National Express
Duration: 3 h 5 min
Luton Town - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
20:15 - 23:20
£ 36.18

How long is the journey from Luton to Reading by bus?

In order to get from Luton to Reading faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Luton and Reading will complete the journey in 2 h.On average, it will take you about 3 h 8 min to travel the 37.9 mi between Luton and Reading.

What time are the departures from Luton to Reading?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Luton at 06:00, and the last departure will leave at 20:15. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Luton to Reading can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many daily journeys are there from Luton to Reading?

On average, there are 3 daily departures from Luton to Reading. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 13 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include National Express and Green Line (Arriva Shires & Essex), and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 1 departures from Luton which travel directly to Reading. There are 2 journeys with one change or more.


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