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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$167 - $346

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Bus  •  9h 28m

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

$40 - $53

9 alternative options

Train  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Reading

$170 - $270

Bus, train  •  9h 37m

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

$86 - $151

Drive  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Reading 390.9 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow, train  •  3h 52m

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

$89 - $267

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 22m

  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 Hayes & Harlington to Reading

$72 - $243

Fly Glasgow to London City, train  •  4h 43m

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

$102 - $342

Fly Glasgow to Southampton, train  •  4h 16m

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

$98 - $263

Fly Glasgow to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 51m

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

$76 - $208

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, bus, train  •  5h 12m

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

$64 - $193

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to fly and train which costs £65 - £210 and takes 3h 52m.

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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 via High Wycombe, Coachway and High Wycombe, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Reading. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8h 8m.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Reading without a car is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs £120 - £270.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m 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 Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Reading is to train which takes 6h 7m and costs £120 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Reading.
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  • Distance: 334.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Reading via Birmingham New Street in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Reading once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Birmingham New Street to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$170 - $270
Off-Peak Single
$200 - $300
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Glasgow to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross station.

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Glasgow to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Reading is 391 miles. It takes approximately 6h 28m 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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There are 537+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 18m and costs £7.

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