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There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Hertfordshire by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City

$30 - $54

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Bus  •  4 h 14 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 Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station 724

$14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Hertfordshire 59.1 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire is to bus which costs £11 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Hertfordshire station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Reading and Hertfordshire is 41 miles. The road distance is 59.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £23 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Reading to Hertfordshire, including transfers.

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Reading to Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £23 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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Reading to Hertfordshire bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Hertfordshire is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Reading to Hertfordshire.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Hertfordshire.
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  • Distance: 40.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Hertfordshire via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Hertfordshire via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4 h 14 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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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