Duration 1h 48m
Distance 79.2 miles
Average price £43
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Bedford takes 1h 48m and the fastest train takes 1h 19m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Reading to Bedford. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train • 1h 26m

  1. Reading
  2. London St Pancras International
  3. Bedford
1h 26m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£32 - £64

Reading to Bedford train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Reading and Bedford. The earliest departure is at 10:49 in the morning, and the last departure from Reading is at 21:15 which arrives into Bedford at 23:46. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 48m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Reading to Bedford? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Reading to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Bedford via Paddington and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 26m.

More details

The distance between Reading and Bedford is 52 miles. The road distance is 79.2 miles.

Get driving directions

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

More details

Reading to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Bedford station.

More details

There are 385+ hotels available in Bedford. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps