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 Heathrow Express

$46 - $75

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1

$11

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Taxi  •  31 min

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

$130 - $170

Drive  •  31 min

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

$6 - $9

Towncar  •  31 min

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

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) station and arriving at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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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 £35 - £60.

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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 RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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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 £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 and takes 50 min.

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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, RailAir operates a bus from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 50 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
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Reading to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures 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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