There are 6 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.

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Train, Tube  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to High Street Kensington Underground Station District / ...

$21 - $39

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Bus Reading Buses  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Kensington (Olympia) Station 702

$15

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Bus RailAir  •  1 h 49 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 Airport London T2,3 to London Earl's Court National Express / ...

$14 - $15

Train, line 49 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 49 bus from Clapham Junction Stn Falcon Road to Earls Court, Holland Road Kensington Olympia Station 49

$18 - $26

Taxi  •  45 min

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

$170 - $210

Drive  •  45 min

  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 drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 45 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) and arriving at Kensington (Olympia) Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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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 and Tube which takes 44 min and costs £16 - £30.

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

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Reading to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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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 45 min to drive from Reading to Kensington (Olympia).

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There are 8444+ hotels available in Kensington (Olympia). Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Kensington (Olympia).
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  • Distance: 33.2 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Kensington (Olympia) via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and London Earl's Court in around 1 h 49 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
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
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
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
$11
Schedules at
railair.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
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Kensington (Olympia) Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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