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There are 4 ways to get from East Croydon to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Reading

$19 - $30

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Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Dingwall Road East Croydon Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station X26
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Reading National Express / ...

$11 - $14

2 alternative options

Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Redhill to Reading

$30 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from East Croydon to Reading 51.4 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from East Croydon to Reading is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Croydon to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Croydon station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Dingwall Road East Croydon Station and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from East Croydon to Reading. However, there are services departing from East Croydon and arriving at Reading via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between East Croydon and Reading is 38 miles. The road distance is 51.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Croydon to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £14 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from East Croydon to Reading, including transfers.

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East Croydon to Reading bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Dingwall Road East Croydon Station.

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East Croydon to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Clapham Junction station.

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The best way to get from East Croydon to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £14 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from East Croydon to Reading.
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  • Distance: 38.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between East Croydon, England and Reading, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from East Croydon to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Croydon to Reading via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Reading, and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Redhill to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Dingwall Road East Croydon Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Reading
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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East Croydon to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Croydon to Reading is 51 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from East Croydon to Reading.

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