There are 4 ways to get from Alton to Reading by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 13 bus, train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 13 bus from Alton, Drayman's Way to Basingstoke, Railway Station 13 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Reading

$15 - $52

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Alton to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Ash to Reading

$18 - $33

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alton to Reading 25.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Alton to Reading 25.4 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Alton to Reading is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alton to Reading is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alton to Reading. However, there are services departing from Alton and arriving at Reading via Aldershot and Ash. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between Alton and Reading is 21 miles. The road distance is 25.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Alton to Reading without a car is to line 13 bus and train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £11 - £40.

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

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Alton to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Alton station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alton to Reading is 25 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Alton to Reading.

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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Alton, Hampshire, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Alton to Reading via Aldershot and Ash in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Basingstoke to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $15
Train from Ash to Reading
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $20
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hampshire Basingstoke
Bus from Alton, Drayman's Way to Basingstoke, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Alton to Reading
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Wintax Cars
Phone
+44 1962 878727
Website
wintaxcars.com

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