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London to Reading by train

The journey from London to Reading by train is 38.08 mi and takes 0 hrs 49 mins. There are 97 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:02 and the last at 19:23. It is possible to travel from London to Reading by train for as little as £23.28 or as much as £35.40. The best price for this journey is £23.28.

Lowest Price£23.28
Journey Duration0 hrs 49 mins
Connection per Day97
Lowest Price£23.28
Highest Price£35.40
First Departure00:02
Last Departure19:23
Distance38.08 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalReading
CarriersGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway

London to Reading Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024

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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 London to Reading. 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 do train tickets from London to Reading cost?

The cheapest train tickets from London to Reading cost £23.28. On average, you can expect to spend around £29.99 for your train 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 train 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 London to Reading.
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When you're traveling from London to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £29.99. 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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.

How much time will it take to go from London to Reading by train?

With a distance of 38.08 mi between London and Reading, it will usually take 0 hrs 49 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 0 hrs 49 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between London and Reading runs for about 38.08 mi and usually takes approximately 0 hrs 49 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 0 hrs 22 mins. If you are trying to get from London 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from London to Reading?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart London from the following stations: London bridge,LONDON,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London City Airport, LCY,London St. Pancras International,London Heathrow Airport T3,Southend airport,London Euston,Gatwick Airport,London, Marble Arch,London, Victoria Coach Station,London Stansted Airport,London paddington,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,Luton Airport (LTN),London waterloo east,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,London Southend Airport,London, Stratford. Arriving at Reading, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Reading, Calcott,Reading - Mereoak Park & Ride,Reading Station. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Reading.

How many journeys from London to Reading take place each day?

You will be able to travel from London to Reading using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 97 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from London to Reading using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 50 direct connections from London to Reading each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 47 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Reading. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £13.64 to £24.86 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 45% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Reading

The cheapest London - Reading train tickets can be found for as low as £18.95 if you’re lucky, or £20.13 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £21.87.

Find the best day to travel to Reading by train

When travelling to Reading by train, 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.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Services on board Great Western Railway and South Western Railway from London to Reading
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London to Reading CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
4.29kg
Bus
4.6kg
Flight
12.26kg
Car
9.8kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Reading by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Reading are 4.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Reading? By taking the train between London and Reading you will save 7.97kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.31kg compared to a bus and 5.51kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Reading?
A train ticket from London to Reading is £29.99. 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 £23.28.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Reading is £23.28. 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 London and Reading by train?
London to Reading is 38.08 mi.
How long does the train between London and Reading take?
London to Reading is on average 0 hrs 49 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 22 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Reading?
The train journey from London to Reading is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Great Western Railway and South Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Reading?
London to Reading has 97 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Reading leave?
The earliest train from London to Reading departs at 00:02. 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 train from London to Reading depart?
The latest train from London to Reading departs at 19:23. 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 London to Reading in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £23.28 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 London to Reading?
There are on average 50 direct connection(s) from London to go to Reading.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Reading by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Reading is 0 hrs 22 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Reading by train?
The train journey from London to Reading creates 4.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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