There are 4 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$36 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, line 800 bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from London Luton Airport to High Wycombe National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...

$15 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading 57.5 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h

  1. Take a town car from London Luton Airport to Reading 57.5 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and Reading is 39 miles. The road distance is 57.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading. However, there are services departing from London Luton Airport and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) via High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead Underground Station, Baker Street Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to Reading via High Wycombe and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) in around 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
$13 - $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 High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Luton Airport to Reading
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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