There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Reading by train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$257 - $401

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross National Express

$38 - $53

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Reading

$180 - $270

Bus, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$92 - $153

Drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Reading 390.9 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$120 - $314

Fly Glasgow to London City, train  •  4 h 3 min

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

$104 - $343

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$99 - $264

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$102 - $290

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 46 min

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

$77 - $214

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$78 - $213

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 9 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to fly and train which costs £90 - £240 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Reading is 335 miles. The road distance is 390.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Glasgow to Reading, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Reading. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) via High Wycombe, Marlow Hill Schools (Wycombe High School) and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Reading. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Reading via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Oxford Circus Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Reading twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$180 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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