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Best price £ 3.80
Journey duration 43 min
Connections per day 228
First departure 01:38
Last departure 22:52
Distance 37.9 mi

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How much do train tickets from Reading to London cost?

The prices for train tickets from Reading to London vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Reading to London will cost £ 3.80. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 21.61. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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Trains from Reading to London

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

The journey between Reading and London runs for about 38.5 mi and usually takes approximately 43 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 23 min. If you are trying to get from Reading to London 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.

When do departures from Reading to London leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Reading to London, which usually leaves at 01:38. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 22:52. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Reading to London?

In Reading, departure stations include Reading [ RDG ] and Reading. When you arrive in London, you may be able to disembark at stations such as London Paddington [ PAD ], London Waterloo [ WAT ], London Paddington and London Waterloo. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Reading leave for London?

The exact number of journeys from Reading to London can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 228 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail, SBB, South Western Railway, Great Western Railway and TfL Rail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 259 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Reading to London. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Reading to London varies, but in general, you can expect to find 199 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 29 journeys with one change or more.