How to get from Reading to Alton

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Recommended option

Train, line 13 bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Basingstoke
  2. Take the line 13 bus from Basingstoke, Bus Station to Alton, High Street 13 / ...

$17 - $50

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Alton 26.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Alton 26.5 miles

$5 - $9

What companies run services between Reading, England and Alton, Hampshire, England?

There is no direct connection from Reading to Alton. However, you can take the train to Basingstoke, take the walk to Basingstoke, Bus Station, then take the line 13 bus to Alton, High Street. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Alton.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $16
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hampshire Basingstoke
Bus from Basingstoke, Bus Station to Alton, High Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Alton
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Alton is 34 km. The road distance is 42 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Alton is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Reading to Alton is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs £70 - £90.

It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Reading to Alton, including transfers.