There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Alton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ash
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Alton

$18 - $32

Cheapest option

Train, line 13 bus  •  1 h 39 min

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

$16 - $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

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

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

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Alton. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Alton via Ash and Aldershot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Reading and Alton is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Alton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs £13 - £25.

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Reading to Alton, including transfers.

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Reading to Alton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Alton is 26 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Reading to Alton.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Alton.
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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Alton via Ash and Aldershot in around 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Ash
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$8 - $13
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $20
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
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Hampshire Basingstoke
Bus from Basingstoke, Bus Station to Alton, High Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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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