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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Acle by train, bus, subway or car

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich

£60 - £104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Norwich Bus Station National Express

£13 - £19

2 alternative options

Bus, subway, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn
  4. Take the bus from King's Lynn, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station B / ...
  5. Take the bus from Norwich City Centre, Bus Station to Acle, Kings Head 15B / ...

£42 - £65

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Reading to Acle 164 miles

£24 - £40

Reading to Acle by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Reading and Acle is around 3h 47m and covers a distance of around 166 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 12m. Services are operated by First Great Western Service, Great Northern, TfL Rail and others. Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 47m
Fastest journey time:
3h 12m
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
£60
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:34
Last service departs at:
22:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reading to Acle train, walk and subway schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Reading → Acle
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Acle is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Acle is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Acle is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Acle. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Acle, Kings Head via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Norwich City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Acle. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Acle via Lancaster Gate station, London Liverpool Street and Norwich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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It is 135 miles from Reading to Acle. It is approximately 164 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Reading to Acle without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Reading to Acle, including transfers.

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Reading to Acle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Reading to Acle train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Acle is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Acle.
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  • Distance: 135.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Acle via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, London Liverpool Street, and Norwich in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Norwich Bus Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost £8 - £10 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Norwich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
National Express
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from King's Lynn, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
First
Bus from Norwich City Centre, Bus Station to Acle, Kings Head
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First

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Reading to Acle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Norwich Bus Station.

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Reading to Acle train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Norwich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Acle is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Reading to Acle.

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