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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  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington / ...
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 London Paddington - Heathrow Terminal 5 / ...

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Bus  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals Ra1 / ...

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Taxi  •  31 min

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

Drive  •  31 min

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

Towncar  •  31 min

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

Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train

662 Weekly Trains
47 min Average Duration
£13 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive, which costs £8 - £13 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 £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 Terminal 2 Arrivals. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 4m.

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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 47 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 47 min and costs £13 - £55.

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It takes approximately 47 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 Berkshire & The Thames Valley, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by First Great Western Service, 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 47 min and costs £13 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h 4m.

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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: 47 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 47 min. Alternatively, First Berkshire & The Thames Valley operates a bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 4m. Megabus UK also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
Bus operators
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Reading Bagnall Way/ Station Rd to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
Megabus UK
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
£62

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Reading to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by First Berkshire & The Thames Valley, arrive at Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals 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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