There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Croydon by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction

$19 - $30

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Bus  •  2 h 59 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 Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point X26

$13

3 alternative options

Train, line 405 bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Redhill
  2. Take the line 405 bus from Redhill Bus Station to West Croydon Bus Station 405

$31 - $51

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Croydon 50 miles

$230 - $280

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Croydon 50 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Croydon. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Croydon, Delta Point via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Croydon. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at East Croydon via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Reading and Croydon is 38 miles. The road distance is 50 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Croydon without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Reading to Croydon, including transfers.

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

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Reading to Croydon train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Croydon is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Reading to Croydon bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Croydon, Delta Point station.

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Reading to Croydon train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Clapham Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Croydon.
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  • Distance: 38.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Croydon hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Croydon via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Redhill
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $45
Bus operators
Go Ahead London
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
communications@goaheadlondon.com​
Website
goaheadlondon.com
Bus from Redhill Bus Station to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
goaheadlondon.com
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
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Croydon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Croydon is 50 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Reading to Croydon.

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