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

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Train, Tube via London Paddington  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to Barking Underground Station Hammersmith & City

$23 - $41

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Bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures 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

$16

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  2. Take the Tube from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Barking Underground Station District

$21 - $37

Train South Western Railway, Tube  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the Tube from Richmond Underground Station to Barking Underground 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 station to Barking. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station 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 11 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 Tube which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £17 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Reading to Barking, including transfers.

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Reading to Barking bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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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 7957+ hotels available in Barking. Prices start at $78 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 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Barking via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 3 h 11 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to Barking Underground Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Barking Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Richmond Underground Station to Barking Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Barking Town Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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