There are 6 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading by subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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

Tube, train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the Tube from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station Central
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$25 - $44

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading

$21 - $33

4 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the Tube from Monument Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$26 - $45

Bus, line 23 bus, train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Canning Town to Covent Garden, Savoy Street
  2. Take the line 23 bus from Covent Garden, Savoy Street to Paddington Rail Station 23
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$25 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading 50.2 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Reading 50.2 miles

$160 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading is to drive which takes 1 h 10 min and costs £8 - £12.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Reading is 71 km. The road distance is 80 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading, including transfers.

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What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Reading, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Monument Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Canning Town to Covent Garden, Savoy Street
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Covent Garden, Savoy Street to Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Reading
Estimated price
$160 - $220

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