There are 3 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 34 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

$34 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures X25
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road 724

$25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Hertfordshire 59.1 miles

$12 - $19

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 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 25 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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
London Underground (Tube)
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
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 20 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 Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to Hertfordshire?

The distance between Reading and Hertfordshire is 65 km. The road distance is 95 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire?

The quickest way to get from Reading to Hertfordshire is to drive which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £9 - £14.

Is there a direct bus between Reading and Hertfordshire?

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Hertfordshire. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Hertfordshire?

It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Reading to Hertfordshire, including transfers.