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There are 7 ways to get from Reading to London Victoria by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$22 - $38

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$3 - $12

5 alternative options

Train, line 170 bus  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 170 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Victoria Bus Station 170

$18 - $25

Bus RailAir  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$4 - $6

Bus Green Line  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place 702

$14

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to London Victoria 40.9 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Reading to London Victoria 40.9 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to London Victoria is to bus which costs £3 - £5 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to London Victoria is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road and arriving at Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Reading and London Victoria is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to London Victoria without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £17 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Reading to London Victoria, including transfers.

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Reading to London Victoria bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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The best way to get from Reading to London Victoria is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £17 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Reading to London Victoria bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to London Victoria is 41 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Reading to London Victoria.

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Map of how to get from Reading to London Victoria.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and London Victoria, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to London Victoria every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to London Victoria via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
railair.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and London Victoria. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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