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Reading to London by bus

The journey from Reading to London by bus is 38.08 mi and takes 1 hr 29 mins. There are 278 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:55 and the last at 23:05. It is possible to travel from Reading to London by bus for as little as £4.40 or as much as £46.58. The best price for this journey is £4.40.

Lowest Price£4.40
Journey Duration1 hr 29 mins
Connection per Day278
Lowest Price£4.40
Highest Price£46.58
First Departure00:55
Last Departure23:05
Distance38.08 mi
CarriersReading RailAir, MegabusMore

Reading to London Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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What's the best way to get from Reading to London? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Reading to London, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

On average, a bus ticket from Reading to London will cost you £24.38. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £4.40. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around £24.38 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Reading to London.

How long will it take me to travel from Reading to London by bus?

With a distance of 38.08 mi between Reading and London, it will usually take 1 hr 29 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 1 hr 29 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Reading and London by bus usually takes 1 hr 29 mins to cover a distance of 38.08 mi. The shortest journey from Reading to London will take you 0 hrs 39 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in London quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do journeys run from Reading to London?

On average, there are 278 daily departures from Reading to London. 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 214 departures from Reading which travel directly to London. There are 64 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Reading to London. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Reading to London, 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 London.

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.

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

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £2.94 to £11.34 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 74% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Reading to London

The cheapest Reading - London bus tickets can be found for as low as £4.09 if you’re lucky, or £4.75 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £6.67.

Find the best day to travel to London by bus

When travelling to London 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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

Services on board Reading RailAir, Megabus and FlixBus from Reading to London
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Reading to London CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Reading to London?
A bus ticket from Reading to London is £24.38. 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 £4.40.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Reading to London?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Reading to London is £4.40. 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 London by bus?
Reading to London is 38.08 mi.
How long does the bus between Reading and London take?
Reading to London is on average 1 hr 29 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 39 mins.
Which companies operate from Reading to London?
The bus journey from Reading to London is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Reading RailAir, Megabus, FlixBus and National Express.
How many bus connections per day go from Reading to London?
Reading to London has 278 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Reading to London leave?
The earliest bus from Reading to London 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 London depart?
The latest bus from Reading to London departs at 23:05. 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 London 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 £4.40 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.
How many direct connections depart from Reading to London?
There are on average 214 direct connection(s) from Reading to go to London.
What's the fastest journey time between Reading to London by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Reading and London is 0 hrs 39 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Reading to London?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Reading and London.
What are the CO2 emissions for Reading to London by bus?
The bus journey from Reading to London creates 4.6kg of CO2 emissions.

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