There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Padstow by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
  2. Take the bus from Bodmin Parkway Station to Padstow, New Street 11A

$134 - $231

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading to Bodmin National Express

$33 - $41

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Padstow 236.8 miles

$50 - $75

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$73 - $219

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$123 - $397

Train to Southampton, fly to Exeter, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Exeter (EXT) SOU - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway

$198 - $637

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

National Express operates a bus from Reading to Padstow twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to Padstow?

The distance between Reading and Padstow is 296 km. The road distance is 379 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Padstow?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Padstow is to bus which costs £23 - £30 and takes 7 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Padstow?

The quickest way to get from Reading to Padstow is to drive which takes 4 h 1 min and costs £35 - £55.

Is there a direct bus between Reading and Padstow?

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Padstow. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Market Place (adj Tesco) and arriving at Padstow Bus Terminus via Reading and Bodmin, Priory House. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Padstow?

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Reading to Padstow, including transfers.