Duration 1h 13m
Distance 49.3 miles
Average price £24
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Forest Gate takes 1h 13m and the fastest train takes 59 min. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Reading to Forest Gate. 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. Forest Gate
1h 40m
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£18 - £36

Reading to Forest Gate train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Reading and Forest Gate. The earliest departure is at 12:35 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Reading is at 23:37 which arrives into Forest Gate at 01:05. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 13m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Reading to Forest Gate? 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 Forest Gate. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Forest Gate via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 40m.

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The distance between Reading and Forest Gate is 44 miles. The road distance is 49.3 miles.

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

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

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There are 7925+ hotels available in Forest Gate. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Reading and Forest Gate?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Forest Gate every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £27 and the journey takes 58 min. TfL Rail also services this route every 30 minutes.
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