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

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Line 13 bus, train  •  1h 23m

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

$8 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Alton to Farnham
  2. Take the train from Farnham to Ash
  3. Take the train from Ash to Reading

$17 - $31

Taxi  •  36m

  1. Take a taxi from Alton to Reading 25.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  36m

  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 36m.

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

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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 Farnham and Ash. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 54m.

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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 1h 23m and costs £6 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m 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 36m to drive from Alton to Reading.

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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

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

You can take a train from Alton to Reading via Farnham and Ash in around 1h 54m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Basingstoke to Reading
Ave. Duration
23m
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
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $19
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Basingstoke to Reading
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Alton to Farnham
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Farnham to Ash
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hampshire Basingstoke
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Alton, Drayman's Way to Basingstoke, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach in Hampshire Basingstoke
Other operators
Taxi from Alton to Reading
Ave. Duration
36m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Wintax Cars
Phone
+44 1962 878727
Website
wintaxcars.com

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