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There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading

$28 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Reading National Express / ...

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading 58.7 miles

$12 - $19

Towncar  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Reading 58.7 miles

$170 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Reading. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Reading is 41 miles. The road distance is 58.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £21 - £40.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to Reading takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £21 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading.
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  • Distance: 40.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Reading, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Reading
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Reading station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Reading.

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