There are 3 ways to get from Cambridge to Reading by train or car

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 Great Northern  •  1 h 33 min

$45 - $77

Cheapest option

Train Greater Anglia  •  3 h 17 min

$45 - $64

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. 91.1 miles

$19 - $29

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Reading via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
0345 026 4700
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Reading is 111 km. The road distance is 146 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Reading is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £30 - £60.

It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Cambridge to Reading, including transfers.