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There are 5 ways to get from Milton Keynes to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$41 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus, line 800 bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Aylesbury, Bus Station X60 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station 300 / ...
  3. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street 800 / ...

$8 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5
  2. Take the train from Oxford to Reading

$27 - $65

Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Reading Town Centre, Station Road X40 - river rapids / ...

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Milton Keynes to Reading 55.1 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Milton Keynes to Reading is to bus and line 800 bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milton Keynes to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milton Keynes to Reading station. However, there are services departing from Central Milton Keynes, The Point and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Station Road via Oxford City Centre, St Aldates. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Milton Keynes and Reading is 42 miles. The road distance is 55.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £30 - £70.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Milton Keynes to Reading, including transfers.

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Milton Keynes to Reading bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Central Milton Keynes, The Point station.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £30 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Milton Keynes to Reading bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Station Road.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milton Keynes to Reading is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Milton Keynes to Reading.

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Map of how to get from Milton Keynes to Reading.
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  • Distance: 41.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Milton Keynes, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Milton Keynes to Reading via London Euston, Euston Square station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milton Keynes to Reading via Gloucester Green Bus Station and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Reading Town Centre, Station Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Redline
Phone
01296 426786
Email
office@redlinebuses.com
Website
redlinebuses.com
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
redlinebuses.com
Vale Travel
Phone
01296 484 348
Email
info@valetravel.net
Website
valetravel.net
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
valetravel.net

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