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There are 12 ways to get from Glasgow to Reading by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 16m

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

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Bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express

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Train via Manchester  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading

Bus, train  •  9h 45m

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

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Reading 390.7 miles

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 4m

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

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 11m

  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

Fly Glasgow to London City, train  •  4h 35m

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

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 5m

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

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, bus, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  4h 55m

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

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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 9h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to fly and train which costs £50 - £240 and takes 4h 4m.

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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, Reading RailAir via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Reading. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Reading via Euston station, Oxford Circus station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 16m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Reading is 335 miles. The road distance is 390.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Reading without a car is to train which takes 5h 16m and costs £160 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Glasgow to Reading, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Reading train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to train which takes 5h 16m and costs £160 - £550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 9h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Reading.
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  • Distance: 334.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Reading via London Euston, Euston station, Oxford Circus station, Paddington station, and London Paddington in around 5h 16m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 7h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £370
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £70
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
TransPennine Express Service
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£80 - £100
Anytime Day 1st Class
£160 - £230
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
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 Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
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
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Glasgow to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Reading is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Glasgow to Reading.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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