There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 3 min

$125 - $221

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. National Express

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. 227.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. LGW - NQY

$77 - $224

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. BHX - NQY

$126 - $402

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Cornwall every 4 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Reading to Cornwall once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $220
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Cornwall is 289 km. The road distance is 364 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Cornwall is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Reading to Cornwall is to drive which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £35 - £55.

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place (adj Tesco) and arriving at Lanivet via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Reading to Cornwall, including transfers.