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Duration 1h 29m
Distance 26.1 miles
Average price £22
Frequency 23/day

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Alton takes 1h 29m and the fastest train takes 1h 17m. There is a train service every few hours from Reading to Alton. 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. Reading
  2. Aldershot
  3. Alton
1h 44m
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£15 - £25

Reading to Alton train times

Trains run hourly between Reading and Alton. The earliest departure is at 17:41 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Reading is at 21:13 which arrives into Alton at 23:06. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 29m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Alton. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Alton via Ash and Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 44m.

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It is 21 miles from Reading to Alton. It is approximately 26.1 miles to drive.

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Reading to Alton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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

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