Duration 2h 38m
Distance 131.3 miles
Average price £65
Frequency 22/day

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Clacton-on-Sea takes 2h 38m and the fastest train takes 2h 16m. There is a train service every few hours from Reading to Clacton-on-Sea. 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. London Liverpool Street
  3. Clacton-on-Sea
3h 25m
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£45 - £77

Reading to Clacton-on-Sea train times

Trains run hourly between Reading and Clacton-on-Sea. The earliest departure is at 04:25 in the morning, and the last departure from Reading is at 23:14 which arrives into Clacton-on-Sea at 06:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 38m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Clacton-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Clacton-on-Sea via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Reading and Clacton-on-Sea is 95 miles. The road distance is 131.3 miles.

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Reading to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Clacton-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Clacton-on-Sea station.

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There are 217+ hotels available in Clacton-on-Sea. Prices start at £75 per night.

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