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There are 9 ways to get from London to Read by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, line 152 bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Blackburn
  3. Take the line 152 bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Altham, Simonstone Business Park 152

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Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$18 - $23

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Train, bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St to Burnley, Bus Station X43

Train, line 592 bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Hebden Bridge
  3. Take the line 592 bus from Hebden Bridge, Burnley Road to Burnley, Bus Station 592

$45 - $67

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London to Read 231 miles

$45 - $75

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Burnley Manchester Road
  3. Take the bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Read, Constitutional Club

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Rose Grove
  3. Take the bus from Padiham, Bridge Inn to Read, Constitutional Club

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Burnley Manchester Road

$110 - $283

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Rose Grove

$97 - $358

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Read is to bus which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Read is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Read. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Read, Constitutional Club via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St and Burnley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between London and Read is 185 miles. The road distance is 231 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Read without a car is to train and line 152 bus which takes 4 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from London to Read, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London to Read bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Read is 231 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from London to Read.

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Map of how to get from London to Read.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between London, England and Read, England?

National Express operates a bus from London to Read every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Blackburn
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Hebden Bridge
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Victoria to Rose Grove
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
The Blackburn Bus Company
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Blackburn Town Centre, Bus Station to Altham, Simonstone Business Park
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
The Burnley Bus Company
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Burnley, Bus Station to Read, Constitutional Club
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Padiham, Bridge Inn to Read, Constitutional Club
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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There are 304+ hotels available in Read. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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