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

Prices will vary when you travel from London to Reading. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 41.76 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £ 25.99, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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 train 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 train tickets.

London to Reading by train

Best price £ 37.36
Journey duration 26 min
Connections per day 154
First departure 20:24
Last departure 00:18
Distance 37.9 mi
Departure London
Arrival Reading
Carriers Nationalrail, SBB, TfL Rail, South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Thameslink, Tube, London Overground, Crossrail, Southern, Great Northern, London Underground

Ticket price London - Reading every day

In 2 days
£ 6.44
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Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 25.99
Maximum price
£ 21,898.92

London - Reading


Best prices for the month

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By Train

£ 31.30

Sunday, June 26th 2022
South Western Railway-logo
London Waterloo - Reading
16:39 - 18:02
South Western Railway
1h 23min
CO2: 0.18kg
By Bus

£ 6.36

Sunday, June 26th 2022
National Express-logo
London Victoria Coach Station - Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
22:30 - 23:55
National Express
1h 25min
CO2: 2.15kg

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

The journey from London to Reading covers a distance of 38.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 27 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from London to Reading faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from London to Reading leave?

The first daily departure from London to Reading leaves at 16:51, while the last journey of the day sets out at 00:18. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between London 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.

When traveling from London to Reading by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between London and Reading. You can start your journey in London at stations such as London Paddington, London Paddington [ PAD ], London Waterloo [ WAT ], London Waterloo, Queens Park (Londen), Epsom, Londen St Pancras International, Clapham Junction, West Hampstead Thameslink and Londen Liverpool Street. These connect to stations including Reading, Reading [ RDG ], Willesden Junction, Sutton (Surrey), West Hampstead Thameslink, Epsom, Kentish Town, London, Highams Park Station (stop Eb), London Liverpool Street and Walthamstow Central in Reading. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from London to Reading.

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

You will be able to travel from London to Reading using companies such as TfL Rail, South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Thameslink, Tube, London Overground, Crossrail, Southern, Great Northern and London Underground. Combined, these providers offer an average of 160 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 275 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, 160 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 0 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.


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