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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to ExCeL London by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$20 - $32

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Bus  •  3 h 40 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 Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Custom House, Victoria Dock Road

$6

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Tower Hill station Circle

$25 - $44

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 bus which costs £5 and takes 3 h 40 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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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to ExCeL London. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Custom House, Victoria Dock Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 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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The best way to get from Reading to ExCeL London without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £15 - £25.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Reading to ExCeL London, including transfers.

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Reading to ExCeL London 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 ExCeL London is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £15 - £25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Reading to ExCeL London bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Custom House, Victoria Dock Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to ExCeL London is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Reading to ExCeL London.

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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 47 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading to ExCeL London hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to ExCeL London via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, and Custom House, Victoria Dock Road in around 3 h 40 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
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.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
firstgroup.com
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Custom House, Victoria Dock Road
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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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