There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Hatfield by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Hatfield (Herts)

$31 - $54

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Bus  •  3 h 10 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 Hatfield, Town Centre 724

$22

2 alternative options

Line 800 bus, bus, line 602 bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
  3. Take the line 602 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Hatfield, Memorial Hall 602

$25 - $27

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Hatfield 52.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Hatfield is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Hatfield is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Hatfield. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Hatfield, Town Centre via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Reading and Hatfield is 39 miles. The road distance is 52.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Hatfield without a car is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £23 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Reading to Hatfield, including transfers.

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Reading to Hatfield 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 Hatfield is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs £23 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Reading to Hatfield bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Hatfield, Town Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Hatfield is 53 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Reading to Hatfield.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Hatfield.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Hatfield via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Hatfield via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 10 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
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Hatfield (Herts)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Hatfield, Town Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Hatfield, Memorial Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
unobus.info

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