There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington Heathrow Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$46 - $72

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Bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride 200 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts (adj Savers) 60|greenwave / ...

$13 - $14

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to West Drayton U3
  2. Take the train from West Drayton to Reading

$15 - $26

Line 285 bus, train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 285 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Feltham 285
  2. Take the train from Feltham to Reading

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading 28.3 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Reading 28.3 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts (adj Savers) via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Reading via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 52 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Reading is 22 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading without a car is to train which takes 52 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading train services, operated by Heathrow Express, depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading is to train which takes 52 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £11 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading.
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  • Distance: 22.4 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading via London Paddington in around 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride in around 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 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
Train from West Drayton to Reading
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $23
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 Heathrow Central Bus Station to Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts (adj Savers)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to West Drayton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Feltham
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Reading
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading bus services, operated by Reading Buses, arrive at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts (adj Savers) station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading is 28 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Reading.

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