There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Essex Road by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$23 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 5 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 Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane N9

$16

4 alternative options

Train, line 341 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo
  2. Take the line 341 bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to Islington, Essex Road Station 341

$19 - $27

Bus, line 38 bus  •  3 h 21 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 line 38 bus from Victoria Bus Station to Islington, Essex Road Station 38 / ...

$18

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Essex Road 44.5 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Essex Road 44.5 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Essex Road station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Islington, Essex Road Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Reading and Essex Road is 38 miles. The road distance is 44.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Essex Road without a car is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Reading to Essex Road, including transfers.

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Reading to Essex Road 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 Essex Road is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Reading to Essex Road bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Essex Road is 45 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Reading to Essex Road.

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There are 8270+ hotels available in Essex Road. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Essex Road.
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  • Distance: 38.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Essex Road, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Essex Road every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Essex Road via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air), Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane in around 3 h 5 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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to Islington, Essex Road Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Victoria Bus Station to Islington, Essex Road Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Essex Road
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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