There are 4 ways to get from Reading to ExCeL London by train, subway, 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

$27 - $47

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$22 - $34

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 8 min

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

$240 - $300

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Reading to ExCeL London 48.7 miles

$10 - $16

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 $17 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 20 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
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Tower Hill Underground Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to ExCeL London
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Estimated price
$240 - $300
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to ExCeL London?

The distance between Reading and ExCeL London is 69 km. The road distance is 78 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to ExCeL London?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to ExCeL London is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to ExCeL London?

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

How long does it take to get from Reading to ExCeL London?

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