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Journey Details

Best price £ 14.63
Journey duration 1 h 15 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 11:00
Last departure 12:00
Distance 72.7 mi

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How much will I pay for bus tickets from Southend-on-Sea to Reading?

When you're traveling from Southend-on-Sea to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 18. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 14.63, 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.

Stations of departure

London (Victoria Rail Stn), Buckingham Palace Rd, Stop 16
Victoria Coach Station

Destination stations

Reading, Mereoak Park & Ride, nr M4 junction 11

CO2 emissions for this route

National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h 30 min
Victoria Coach Station - Reading
11:00 - 12:30
£ 14.63
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 1 h
Victoria Coach Station - Reading
12:00 - 13:00
£ 21.36

How long does it take to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading by bus?

The journey between Southend-on-Sea and Reading runs for about 73.3 mi and usually takes approximately 1 h 15 min. 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 1 h. If you are trying to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading 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.

What time are the departures from Southend-on-Sea to Reading?

The first daily departure from Southend-on-Sea to Reading leaves at 11:00, while the last journey of the day sets out at 12:00. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Southend-on-Sea 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 Southend-on-Sea leave for Reading?

On average, there are 2 daily departures from Southend-on-Sea 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 2 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include National Express, 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 2 departures from Southend-on-Sea which travel directly to Reading. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.


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