There are 6 ways to get from Reading to London Eye by train, subway, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train, Tube  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station Bakerloo

$22 - $39

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Rideshare  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$4 - $12

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$16 - $25

Bus  •  2 h 19 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 Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9

$13

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to London Eye 41.9 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Reading to London Eye 41.9 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to London Eye is to rideshare which costs £3 - £9 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to London Eye is to train and Tube which costs £17 - £30 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to London Eye. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Waterloo. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Reading and London Eye is 37 miles. The road distance is 41.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to London Eye without a car is to train and Tube which takes 45 min and costs £17 - £30.

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It takes approximately 45 min to get from Reading to London Eye, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Reading to London Eye is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £12 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Reading to London Eye.
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  • Distance: 37 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and London Eye, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading to London Eye every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to London Eye via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 2 h 19 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
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
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to London Eye
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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Reading to London Eye bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross station.

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Reading to London Eye train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to London Eye is 42 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Reading to London Eye.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and London Eye. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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