There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Hertfordshire by train, subway, bus 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 28 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City

$31 - $53

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus, line 301 bus  •  4 h 38 min

  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 line 301 bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Welwyn, St Mary's Church 300 / ...

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

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 St Albans, St Peter's Street 724

$24 - $27

Line 800 bus, line 301 bus via Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station)  •  4 h 54 min

  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 line 301 bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Welwyn, St Mary's Church 300 / ...

$20 - $24

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 drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 1 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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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Reading to Hertfordshire, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Hertfordshire. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Wheathampstead, Rose Lane via Heathrow Central Bus Station and St Albans, St Peter's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The best way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £24 - £45.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Hertfordshire.
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  • Distance: 40.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Hertfordshire via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and St Albans, St Peter's Street 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
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
$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
$10
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 St Albans, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
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
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Welwyn, St Mary's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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