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There are 6 ways to get from London to Read by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4h 40m

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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 31m

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

£9 - £12

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Sheffield  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Burnley, Bus Station X43

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Read 228.4 miles

£30 - £50

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Bolton to Clitheroe

£58 - £278

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Bolton to Clitheroe

£97 - £650

London to Read by bus

The bus journey time between London and Read is around 9h 15m and covers a distance of around 234 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 7h 12m. Operated by National Express and Transdev Burnley & Pendly, the London to Read bus service departs from London Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Read, Constitutional Club. Typically 42 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Read bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Read is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Read is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 7h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Read is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 49m.

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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 Street and Burnley, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 31m.

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The distance between London and Read is 185 miles. The road distance is 228.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Read without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from London to Read, including transfers.

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London to Read bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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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 228 miles. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from London to Read.

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  • Distance: 185.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St every 4 hours. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £160
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £170
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
Train from Bolton to Clitheroe
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£10 - £13
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £17
Bus operators
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
Phone
03456 040 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
transdevbus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Burnley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev Burnley & Pendly
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
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 221+ hotels available in Read. Prices start at £75 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 £4 - £35.

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