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There are 5 ways to get from Epsom to Reading by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the train from Dorking Deepdene to Reading

£19 - £28

Cheapest option

Line 418 bus, line 111 bus, bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the line 418 bus from Epsom, Clock Tower to Cromwell Road Bus Station 418 / ...
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 111 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn to Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir Ra1

£6 - £8

3 alternative options

Train via Clapham Junction  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Epsom to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Reading

£23 - £47

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Epsom to Reading 40.5 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Epsom to Reading 40.5 miles

£6 - £9

Epsom to Reading by train

The train journey time between Epsom and Reading is around 1h 31m and covers a distance of around 47 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 10m. Services are operated by Southern Service, South Western Railway and First Great Western Service. Typically 256 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 31m
Fastest train time:
1h 10m
Train distance:
47 miles
Trains per week:
256
Cheapest price:
£19
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:09
Last train departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Epsom to Reading train schedules

Departing Sunday, July 25, 2021

Epsom → Reading
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The cheapest way to get from Epsom to Reading is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 47 min.

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The fastest way to get from Epsom to Reading is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £85 - £110 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Epsom to Reading. However, there are services departing from Epsom, Clock Tower and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir via Cromwell Road Bus Station and Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Epsom to Reading. However, there are services departing from Epsom and arriving at Reading via Dorking Deepdene. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 26m.

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The distance between Epsom and Reading is 32 miles. The road distance is 40.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Epsom to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs £18 - £28.

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from Epsom to Reading, including transfers.

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Epsom to Reading bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Epsom, Clock Tower station.

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Epsom to Reading train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Dorking Deepdene station.

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The best way to get from Epsom to Reading is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs £18 - £28. Alternatively, you can line 418 bus and line 111 bus and bus, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Epsom to Reading.
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  • Distance: 31.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Dorking Deepdene to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £15 - £20 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Epsom to Reading via Cromwell Road Bus Station, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn in around 3h 43m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Dorking Deepdene to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Epsom, Clock Tower to Cromwell Road Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Epsom to Reading
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Sonic Carz
Phone
+44 1372 253 344
Website
soniccarz.co.uk
Epsom Black Taxis
Phone
+44 1372 888 111
Epsom Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 2036 426 052
Website
epsomairporttransfer.co.uk

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Epsom to Reading bus services, operated by First, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Epsom to Reading train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Epsom to Reading is 40 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Epsom to Reading.

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