Duration 1h 8m
Distance 42.7 miles
Average price £27
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Balham and Reading takes 1h 8m and the fastest train takes 55 min. There is an hourly train service from Balham to Reading. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Subway, train

  1. Balham station
  2. London Paddington
  3. Reading
59 min
£11 - £33

Balham to Reading train times

Trains run hourly between Balham and Reading. The service departs Balham at 19:37 in the evening, which arrives into Reading at 20:52. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 8m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Balham station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Balham station and arriving at Reading via Tottenham Court Road station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between Balham and Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 42.7 miles.

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Balham to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Clapham Junction station.

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Balham to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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What companies run services between Balham and Reading?

South Western Railway operates a train from Balham to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £17 - £35 and the journey takes 1h 12m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Subway from Balham station to Tottenham Court Road station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
London Underground (Tube)

About this operator

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27

Contact Details

Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £15
Advanced Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £27

Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17

Contact Details

Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
TfL Rail

Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£17 - £35

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