There are 3 ways to get from Harpenden to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$34 - $58

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
  2. Take the bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Baker Street Station 757
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$35 - $53

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Reading 56.5 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 59 min.

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The distance between Harpenden and Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 56.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Harpenden to Reading, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Harpenden to Reading via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Marylebone, Gloucester Place
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
easybus.com

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