There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) by train, subway, bus, taxi 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  •  44 min

  1. District / ...

$22 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. 702

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Train, line 49 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. 49

$18 - $26

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. 37.7 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  45 min

  1. 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 54 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
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to High Street Kensington Underground Station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Kensington (Olympia) Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Stn Falcon Road to Earls Court, Holland Road Kensington Olympia Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Kensington (Olympia) is 53 km. The road distance is 60 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) is to bus which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) is to train and Tube which takes 44 min and costs £16 - £30.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) and arriving at Kensington (Olympia) Station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 44 min to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia), including transfers.