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There are 3 ways to get from Brighton to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$41 - $82

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Bus  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Reading National Express / ...

$11 - $16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Reading 80.9 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Reading is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Reading is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Reading. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Reading. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Reading via Gatwick Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Brighton and Reading is 57 miles. The road distance is 80.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Reading without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Brighton to Reading, including transfers.

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Brighton to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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Brighton to Reading train services, operated by Gatwick Express, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Reading is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 3h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Reading.
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  • Distance: 56.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Brighton to Reading via Gatwick Airport in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to Reading every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3h 18m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 Brighton to Reading
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Reading is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Brighton to Reading.

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