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Duration 1h 27m
Distance 55.8 miles
Average price £29
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Welwyn Garden City and Reading takes 1h 27m and the fastest train takes 1h 13m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Welwyn Garden City to Reading. 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. Welwyn Garden City
  2. London Paddington
  3. Reading
1h 13m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£23 - £51

Welwyn Garden City to Reading train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Welwyn Garden City and Reading. The earliest departure is at 21:52 at night, and the last departure from Welwyn Garden City is at 23:52 which arrives into Reading at 01:44. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 27m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Welwyn Garden City to Reading. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City and arriving at Reading via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between Welwyn Garden City and Reading is 41 miles. The road distance is 55.8 miles.

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Welwyn Garden City station.

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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