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There are 5 ways to get from London to University of Reading by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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 21 bus

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  2. Take the line 21 bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street to University of Reading, Reading University

Cheapest option

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Earley

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington to University of Reading

Drive

  1. Drive from London Paddington to University of Reading

London to University of Reading by train, bus and walk

The journey time between London and University of Reading is around 1h 17m and covers a distance of around 38 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 36 min. Operated by First Great Western Service, Elizabeth Line and Reading Buses, the London to University of Reading service departs from London Paddington and arrives in University of Reading. Typically 138 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

138 Weekly Services
1h 17m Average Duration
£11 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from London to University of Reading is to rideshare, which costs £7 and takes 1h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from London to University of Reading is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 49 min.

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The distance between London and University of Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 39.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to University of Reading without a car is to train and line 21 bus which takes 1h 17m and costs £11 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from London to University of Reading, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to University of Reading is 39 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from London to University of Reading.

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

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Map of how to get from London to University of Reading.
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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 17m

What companies run services between London, England and University of Reading, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £19 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 21m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Earley
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£7
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from London Paddington to University of Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Topcars minicab
Phone
+44 20 8520 1112
Website
topcarsminicab.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Taxisnetwork
Phone
+44 20 3603 4135
Website
taxisnetwork.com
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
MinicabRide Limited
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
minicabride.com
London City Airport Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3740 1947
Website
londoncityairportcab.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk

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