Duration 45 min
Distance 40.3 miles
Average price £18
Frequency 11/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and London takes 45 min and the fastest train takes 25 min. The train runs at least 11 times per hour from Reading to London. 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 Paddington
58 min
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£12 - £35

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Reading and London is 37 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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

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

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What companies run services between Reading and London?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to London Paddington every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £27 and the journey takes 58 min. Two other operators also service this route.
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
£16 - £35

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