There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Blandford Forum by train, 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, bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth
  2. Take the bus from Poole Railway Station to Blandford, The Half Moon X8

$58 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus via Andover, Bus Station  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Andover, Bus Station 76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Andover, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row 8 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Blandford, Market Place 20

$35 - $73

2 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$47 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Blandford Forum 78 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Blandford Forum. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Blandford, The Half Moon via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Poole, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Reading and Blandford Forum is 67 miles. The road distance is 78 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Blandford Forum without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Reading to Blandford Forum, including transfers.

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

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Reading to Blandford Forum bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Blandford Forum is 78 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Reading to Blandford Forum.

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There are 483+ hotels available in Blandford Forum. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Blandford Forum.
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  • Distance: 66.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Blandford Forum, England?

You can take a bus from Reading to Blandford Forum via Basingstoke, Basingstoke, Railway Station, Andover, Bus Station, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, and Salisbury, Endless Street in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Poole Railway Station to Blandford, The Half Moon
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Hampshire Andover
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Andover, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Andover, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 Basingstoke, Railway Station to Andover, Bus Station National Express
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Andover, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Wheelers Travel
Website
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Bus from Andover, Bus Station to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
wheelerstravel.co.uk
Damory Coaches
Phone
01202 338 420
Email
enquiries@damory.co.uk
Website
damory.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Blandford, Market Place
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
damory.co.uk
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com

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