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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$33 - $73

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus, bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3)
  3. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) C10 / ...

$17 - $29

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Farringdon Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Farringdon to Bedford

$45 - $74

Bus  •  3 h 30 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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$33 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Bedford 79.2 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Bedford is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Bedford is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Reading and Bedford is 52 miles. The road distance is 79.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Reading to Bedford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Reading to Bedford via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Bedford via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 3 h 30 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 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
London Underground (Tube)
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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