There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Croydon by train, subway, bus, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Train, Tube  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to East Croydon

$29 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 49 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 Croydon, Delta Point X26

$13

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to West Croydon

$19 - $31

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

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Croydon is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Croydon is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Reading to Croydon, including transfers.

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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 49 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 West Croydon via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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

You can take a train from Reading to Croydon via Clapham Junction in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Croydon via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 49 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
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to West Croydon
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.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 20 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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