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There are 3 ways to get from Portsmouth to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Basingstoke

$25 - $71

2 alternative options

Bus, line 7 bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Farnborough, Hampshire National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 7 bus from Fleet Station to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts 7

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Reading 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Reading. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts via Farnborough, Kingsmead South and Fleet Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Reading. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Reading via Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Reading is 46 miles. The road distance is 57.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £19 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Portsmouth to Reading, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £19 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 7 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Reading.
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  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

What companies run services between Portsmouth, England and Reading, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Portsmouth to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $26 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Reading via Farnborough, Kingsmead South and Fleet Station in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to Farnborough, Hampshire
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Fleet Station to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
reading-buses.co.uk

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Portsmouth to Reading bus services, operated by Reading Buses, arrive at Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts station.

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Portsmouth to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Basingstoke station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Reading is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Portsmouth to Reading.

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