There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Loughborough by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)

$72 - $114

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Bus via Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Westgate (Westgate Centre) X40|river rapids / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$24 - $32

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Loughborough, Shelthorpe Road Skylink Leicester Derby

$70 - $104

Bus  •  4 h 41 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 St Margaret's Bus Station 230 / ...

$43 - $54

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Loughborough 114.5 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Loughborough is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Loughborough is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Loughborough. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Loughborough, High Street (Jim) via Heathrow Central Bus Station and St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Reading and Loughborough is 92 miles. The road distance is 114.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Loughborough without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £50 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Reading to Loughborough, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Reading to Loughborough is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £50 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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Reading to Loughborough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Margaret's Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Loughborough is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Reading to Loughborough.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Loughborough.
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  • Distance: 91.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Loughborough, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Loughborough via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Loughborough via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 4 h 41 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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Loughborough, Shelthorpe Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 Central Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Westgate (Westgate Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
thames-travel.co.uk

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