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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Barking by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway via London Paddington  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington to Barking station Hammersmith & City / ...

$23 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Barking Town Centre N15

$15 - $17

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  2. Take the subway from Ealing Broadway station to Barking station District

$21 - $37

Train South Western Railway, subway  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the subway from Richmond station to Barking station District

$18 - $28

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Barking 52.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Barking is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Barking is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Barking. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Barking Town Centre via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Reading and Barking is 46 miles. The road distance is 52.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Barking without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 49 min and costs £17 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Reading to Barking, including transfers.

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Reading to Barking bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading to Barking bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Barking Town Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Barking is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Reading to Barking.

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There are 8504+ hotels available in Barking. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Barking.
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  • Distance: 45.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Barking via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 3 h 28 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to Barking station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Ealing Broadway station to Barking station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Richmond station to Barking station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
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 Reading to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Barking Town Centre
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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