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There are 4 ways to get from Purley to University of Reading by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Redhill to Reading

$29 - $53

Cheapest option

Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Winnersh Triangle

$19 - $30

2 alternative options

Line 466 bus, bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 466 bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to East Croydon Rail Station 466
  2. Take the bus from Dingwall Road East Croydon Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station X26
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Reading 201 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts 62a / ...
  5. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts to University of Reading, Reading University 10a

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Purley to University of Reading 52.9 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Purley to University of Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purley to University of Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purley to University of Reading. However, there are services departing from Purley Downlands Precinct and arriving at University of Reading, Reading University via Dingwall Road East Croydon Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride and Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Purley and University of Reading is 37 miles. The road distance is 52.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Purley to University of Reading without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £22 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Purley to University of Reading, including transfers.

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Purley to University of Reading bus services, operated by Arriva London South, depart from Purley Downlands Precinct station.

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The best way to get from Purley to University of Reading is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £22 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 466 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Purley to University of Reading bus services, operated by Reading Buses, arrive at University of Reading, Reading University station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purley to University of Reading is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Purley to University of Reading.

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Map of how to get from Purley to University of Reading.
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  • Distance: 36.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Purley to University of Reading hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purley to University of Reading via East Croydon Rail Station, Dingwall Road East Croydon Station, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride, Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts, and University of Reading, Reading University in around 4 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Redhill to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
Bus operators
Arriva London South
Phone
020 8271 0101
Website
arrivalondon.com
Bus from Purley Downlands Precinct to East Croydon Rail Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
arrivalondon.com
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Dingwall Road East Croydon Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Reading
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride to Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, St Marys Butts to University of Reading, Reading University
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
reading-buses.co.uk

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