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There are 5 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading by train, subway, car or towncar

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 45 min

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

$25 - $44

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Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Shadwell to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Reading

$19 - $33

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the subway from Bank station to Ealing Broadway station
  3. Take the train from Ealing Broadway to Reading

$24 - $40

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

$150 - $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 costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Reading. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Reading via Shadwell and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Reading is 44 miles. The road distance is 50.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £19 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Reading train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Shadwell station.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Reading is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading.
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  • Distance: 44.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Reading via Bank DLR Station, Bank station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Shadwell to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$2 - $4
Cash
$6 - $9
Oyster Card
$3 - $6
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Reading
Estimated price
$150 - $220

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