There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Elephant & Castle Underground Station Bakerloo

$22 - $38

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Bus  •  2 h 37 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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9

$16

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$19 - $27

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station 42.8 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station 42.8 miles

$9 - $14

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Elephant & Castle Station station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Elephant & Castle Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Reading and Elephant & Castle Station is 38 miles. The road distance is 42.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Reading to Elephant & Castle Station bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Elephant & Castle Station is 43 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station.

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There are 8295+ hotels available in Elephant & Castle Station. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station.
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  • Distance: 37.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Elephant & Castle Station, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air), Heathrow Central Bus Station, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, and Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square in around 2 h 37 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
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Elephant & Castle Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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