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

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

$34 - $66

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Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London National Express / ...

$17 - $20

3 alternative options

Line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe to Luton Airport London National Express / ...

$20 - $28

Line 800 bus, bus, line 61 bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Aylesbury, Bus Station 300 / ...
  3. Take the line 61 bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Dunstable, Church Street 61 / ...

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Dunstable 57.8 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Dunstable is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Dunstable is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Dunstable. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Dunstable, Asda via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Airport Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Reading and Dunstable is 36 miles. The road distance is 57.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Dunstable without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £26 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Reading to Dunstable, including transfers.

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Reading to Dunstable bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Dunstable is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs £26 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £16 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Reading to Dunstable bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Luton Airport London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Dunstable is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Reading to Dunstable.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Dunstable.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Dunstable via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras International LL, Luton, and Luton Station Interchange in around 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Dunstable via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Luton Airport London, and Airport Bus Station in around 3 h 14 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
railair.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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from High Wycombe to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Redline
Website
redlinebuses.com
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
redlinebuses.com
Vale Travel
Phone
01296 484 348
Email
info@valetravel.net
Website
valetravel.net
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
valetravel.net
Red Eagle
Phone
01296 630402
Email
info@redeagle.org.uk
Website
redeagle.org.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Dunstable, Church Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
redeagle.org.uk

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