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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

£13 - £53

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Bus  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1

£3 - £5

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Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 28 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 28 miles

£4 - £7

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from Reading to London Heathrow Airport 28 miles

£80 - £120

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The most affordable way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Reading and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 22 miles. The road distance is 28 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs £13 - £55.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by First, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to train which takes 49 min and costs £13 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £3 - £5 and takes 1h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 22.4 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

You can take a train from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) via London Paddington in around 49 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn hourly. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 1h 2m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Taxi in Reading
Phone
+44 118 207 3007
Website
taxiinreadinguk.co.uk
Sky Taxis
Phone
+44 118 934 3536
Website
skyairporttaxis.com
Reading Taxis
Phone
+44 118 956 1010
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Reading to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£80 - £120

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by First, arrive at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn station.

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Heathrow Express, arrive at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 28 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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