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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Ilford by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway via Liverpool Street station  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ilford

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 32 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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Barking Town Centre N15

$6

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  2. Take the subway from Ealing Broadway station to Gants Hill station Central

$22 - $37

Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the train from Richmond NLL to Stratford (London)

$19 - $34

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Ilford 57.2 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Ilford is to bus which costs £5 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Barking Town Centre via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Ilford. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Ilford via Richmond NLL and Stratford (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Reading and Ilford is 46 miles. The road distance is 57.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Ilford without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £20 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Reading to Ilford, including transfers.

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Reading to Ilford bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading to Ilford train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Ilford is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £14 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Ilford.
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  • Distance: 45.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Ilford via Richmond (London), Richmond NLL, and Stratford (London) in around 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Ilford via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 3 h 32 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
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Ealing Broadway station to Gants Hill station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ilford
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Richmond NLL to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.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
railair.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Barking Town Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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Reading to Ilford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Barking Town Centre station.

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Reading to Ilford train services, operated by London Overground, arrive at Stratford (London) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Ilford is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Reading to Ilford.

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There are 8075+ hotels available in Ilford. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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