There are 8 ways to get from London to Read by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Accrington

£99 - £298

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Bus  •  6h 20m

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

£25 - £31

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Train via Manchester  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Whalley

£93 - £271

Train via Leeds  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Accrington

£56 - £249

Drive  •  3h 48m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Read 228.8 miles

£40 - £60

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4h 48m

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

£76 - £295

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train, taxi  •  4h 58m

  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 a taxi from Burnley Manchester Road to Read

£69 - £263

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Burnley Manchester Road

£93 - £532

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Read is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Read is to train which costs £95 - £300 and takes 3h 14m.

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The distance between London and Read is 185 miles. The road distance is 228.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Read without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £95 - £300.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from London to Read, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London to Read is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £95 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 6h 20m.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between London to Read is 229 miles. It takes approximately 3h 48m to drive from London to Read.

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Japan Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 370+ hotels available in Read. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from London to Read.
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  • Distance: 185.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

You can take a train from London Euston to Read via Preston and Accrington in around 3h 14m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Accrington twice daily. Tickets cost £9 - £13 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £320
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £250
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £330
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £340
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £330
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£65 - £240
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Accrington
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£9 - £13
Train from Manchester Victoria to Whalley
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Leeds to Accrington
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £29
Train from Bolton to Whalley
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £15
Train from Bradford Interchange to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Leeds to Burnley Manchester Road
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £25
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
TransPennine Express
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 Accrington
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Burnley Manchester Road to Read
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
£17 - £21
Town Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 838 882
Doubletop Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 420 028
Burnley & Crown Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 455 555
Website
burnleytaxis.co.uk
Alan's 1st Choice Taxis
Phone
+44 1282 778 833
Website
minibusespadiham.co.uk

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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