Duration 53 min
Distance 41.3 miles
Average price £27
Frequency 5/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Charing Cross takes 53 min and the fastest train takes 40 min. The train runs at least 5 times per hour from Reading to Charing Cross. 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 via London Paddington

  1. Reading
  2. Charing Cross
1h 12m
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£16 - £32

Reading to Charing Cross train times

Trains run every 15 minutes between Reading and Charing Cross. The earliest departure is at 10:36 in the morning, and the last departure from Reading is at 21:09 which arrives into Charing Cross at 21:54. All services require a transfer at London Paddington and take an average of 53 min. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Waterloo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Reading and Charing Cross is 37 miles. The road distance is 41.3 miles.

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

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Reading to Charing Cross train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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What companies run services between Reading and Charing Cross?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Charing Cross every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £27 and the journey takes 58 min. TfL Rail also services this route every 30 minutes.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
58 min
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27
Ave. Duration
56 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Estimated price
£19 - £40

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