There are 5 ways to get from Reading to ExCeL London 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 22 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Tower Hill Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station Dlr

$25 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 24 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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Prince Regent Station

$16

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$20 - $32

Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to ExCeL London 48.7 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Reading to ExCeL London 48.7 miles

$10 - $16

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

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The quickest way to get from Reading to ExCeL London is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Reading and ExCeL London is 43 miles. The road distance is 48.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Reading to ExCeL London, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to ExCeL London station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Prince Regent Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The best way to get from Reading to ExCeL London without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £19 - £35.

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Map of how to get from Reading to ExCeL London.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and ExCeL London, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading to ExCeL London every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to ExCeL London via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, and Prince Regent Station in around 3 h 24 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
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
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
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Prince Regent Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to ExCeL London
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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