There are 4 ways to get from Ilford to Reading by train, subway, bus or car

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, Tube  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ilford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Line 25 bus, train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station 25
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading

$22 - $31

2 alternative options

Tube, train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the Tube from Gants Hill Underground Station to Ealing Broadway Underground Station Central
  2. Take the train from Ealing Broadway to Reading

$22 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ilford to Reading 51.8 miles

$11 - $16

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ilford and Reading is 46 miles. The road distance is 51.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ilford to Reading without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Ilford to Reading, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ilford to Reading is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Ilford to Reading.

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Map of how to get from Ilford to Reading.
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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ilford to Reading. However, you can take the train to London Liverpool Street, take the walk to Liverpool Street Underground Station, take the Tube to Lancaster Gate Underground Station, take the walk to London Paddington, then take the train to Reading. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ilford to Reading via Ealing Broadway Underground Station and Ealing Broadway in around 1 h 56 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ilford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Gants Hill Underground Station to Ealing Broadway Underground Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Ealing Broadway to Reading
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Ilford Broadway to City of London, Poultry Bank Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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