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Duration 1h 18m
Distance 56.5 miles
Average price £35
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Harpenden and Reading takes 1h 18m and the fastest train takes 1h 3m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Harpenden 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.


  1. Harpenden
  2. London Paddington
  3. Reading
1h 5m
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£22 - £35

Harpenden to Reading train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Harpenden and Reading. The earliest departure is at 20:56 in the evening, and the last departure from Harpenden is at 23:38 which arrives into Reading at 02:21. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 18m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Harpenden to Reading. However, there are services departing from Harpenden and arriving at Reading via West Hampstead station, Baker Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 5m.

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The distance between Harpenden and Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 56.5 miles.

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Harpenden to Reading train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Harpenden station.

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Harpenden to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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