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There are 13 ways to get from Amsterdam to Reading by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Amsterdam to London Stansted, subway, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$94 - $266

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Reading

$37 - $53

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$103 - $367

Fly Amsterdam to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$83 - $292

Fly Amsterdam to London City, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$91 - $326

Fly Amsterdam to Southampton, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Southampton (SOU) AMS - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading

$87 - $227

Fly Amsterdam to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$75 - $232

Fly Amsterdam to London Luton, bus, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$68 - $207

Train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$237 - $455

Train, bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Reading

$52 - $78

Train, night bus  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Reading

$72 - $123

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Reading

$250 - $287

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Reading

$105 - $156

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Reading is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Reading is to fly and subway and train which costs 80€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Reading. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord, London Victoria Coach Station and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Reading is 415 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Reading without a car is to train which takes 7 h 36 min and costs 200€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Amsterdam to Reading, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Reading bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Reading is to train which takes 7 h 36 min and costs 200€ - 400€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to London Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Amsterdam to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Reading station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Reading.
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  • Distance: 259.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Reading via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 7 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Reading via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord, London, Victoria Green Line Station, London Victoria Coach Station, Reading, and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 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
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$23 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Reading is 1 h behind Amsterdam. It is currently 10:02 PM in Amsterdam and 9:02 PM in Reading.

easyJet offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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There are 513+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 10€.

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