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There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$21 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus RailAir  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Earl's Court National Express / ...

$4 - $5

4 alternative options

Train, line 391 bus  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the line 391 bus from Richmond Station to West Kensington, Kensington Olympia 391

$16 - $23

Bus Green Line  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Kensington 702

$14

Taxi  •  45m

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) 37.7 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  45m

  1. Drive from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road and arriving at Kensington. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Reading and Kensington (Olympia) is 33 miles. The road distance is 37.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) without a car is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £16 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia), including transfers.

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Reading to Kensington (Olympia) 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 Kensington (Olympia) is to train which takes 1h 19m and costs £16 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 1h 55m.

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Reading to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Earl's Court station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Kensington (Olympia) is 38 miles. It takes approximately 45m to drive from Reading to Kensington (Olympia).

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Map of how to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia).
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  • Distance: 33.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between Reading, England and Kensington (Olympia), England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London Earl's Court in around 1h 55m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Earl's Court
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
National Express
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Richmond Station to West Kensington, Kensington Olympia
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Kensington
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk

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