There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Dartford by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Dartford

$33 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place 702
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Dartford

$27 - $33

2 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Dartford

$27 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Dartford 73 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Dartford is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Dartford is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Dartford. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Dartford via London Waterloo East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Reading and Dartford is 51 miles. The road distance is 73 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Dartford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Reading to Dartford, including transfers.

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

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Reading to Dartford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dartford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Dartford is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to drive from Reading to Dartford.

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There are 3538+ hotels available in Dartford. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Dartford.
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  • Distance: 51.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Dartford via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Charing Cross Underground Station, and London Charing Cross in around 1 h 33 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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Charing Cross to Dartford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Train from London Waterloo East to Dartford
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from London Victoria to Dartford
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Website
reading-buses.co.uk

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