Bus Reading - Gatwick prices from £17.69

Start From
£17.69

Reading to Gatwick by bus

The journey from Reading to Gatwick by bus is 39.52 mi and takes 3 hrs 37 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:55 and the last at 17:55. It is possible to travel from Reading to Gatwick by bus for as little as £17.69 or as much as £40.57. The best price for this journey is £17.69.

Lowest Price£17.69
Journey Duration3 hrs 37 mins
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price£17.69
Highest Price£40.57
First Departure00:55
Last Departure17:55
Distance39.52 mi
DepartureReading
ArrivalGatwick
CarriersMegabus

Reading to Gatwick Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

Use Virail to find the best way to travel from Reading to Gatwick

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Reading to Gatwick. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

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

When you're traveling from Reading to Gatwick, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £32.78. You might be able to find prices as low as £17.69, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
Unfortunately, no price was found for your trip from Reading to Gatwick. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find price results.
Prices will vary when you travel from Reading to Gatwick. On average, though, you'll pay about £32.78 for a bus ticket. 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.

How much time will it take to go from Reading to Gatwick by bus?

Traveling from Reading to Gatwick by bus will usually take 3 hrs 37 mins. This journey covers a distance of 39.52 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 37 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Reading and Gatwick runs for about 39.52 mi and usually takes approximately 3 hrs 37 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 hrs 47 mins. If you are trying to get from Reading to Gatwick as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many daily journeys are there from Reading to Gatwick?

On average, there are 6 daily departures from Reading to Gatwick. 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 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , 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 0 departures from Reading which travel directly to Gatwick. There are 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Reading to Gatwick. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

Show full descriptionHide full description

Compare prices and tickets from Reading to Gatwick

Cheap bus tickets from Reading to Gatwick
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Reading to Gatwick.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading to Gatwick, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Reading to Gatwick.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

Show tickets by
Best time to book Reading to Gatwick travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Find the best day to travel to Gatwick by bus

When travelling to Gatwick by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Megabus from Reading to Gatwick
Compare services on board when travelling from Reading to Gatwick by bus.
Facilities Megabus
wifi WiFi check
power_sockets Power sockets check
luggage Luggage check
air_con Air conditioning check

Reading to Gatwick CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
4.45kg
Bus
4.77kg
Flight
12.72kg
Car
10.18kg

Anything we can improve?

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to Gatwick?
A bus ticket from Reading to Gatwick is £32.78. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £17.69.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to Gatwick?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to Gatwick is £17.69. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Reading and Gatwick by bus?
Reading to Gatwick is 39.52 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and Gatwick take?
Reading to Gatwick is on average 3 hrs 37 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 47 mins.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to Gatwick?
Reading to Gatwick has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to Gatwick leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to Gatwick departs at 00:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Reading to Gatwick depart?
The latest bus from Reading to Gatwick departs at 17:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Reading to Gatwick in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £17.69 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to Gatwick by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and Gatwick is 2 hrs 47 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to Gatwick?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and Gatwick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to Gatwick by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to Gatwick creates 4.77kg of CO2 emissions.

Go local from Reading

Trending routes

Weekend getaways from Reading

International routes from Reading and nearby areas

Other destinations from Reading

Main routes to Gatwick

Related routes

Other popular routes