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There are 7 ways to get from London Victoria to Reading by subway, train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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

Subway, train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$22 - $39

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Reading 41.4 miles

$7

5 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Reading National Express

$7 - $11

Subway, train South Western Railway  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Richmond station District
  2. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Reading

$17 - $25

Bus Green Line  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Victoria to Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street 702

$14

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Victoria to Reading 40.8 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Reading 40.8 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Reading is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Reading is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Victoria and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between London Victoria and Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Reading without a car is to subway and train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £16 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from London Victoria to Reading, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Victoria to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Reading is 41 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from London Victoria to Reading.

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There are 521+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Reading.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Reading, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Reading every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria station to Richmond station
Ave. Duration
31 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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria to Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from London Victoria to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Victoria and Reading. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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