There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Potters Bar by train, bus, subway or car

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Potters Bar

$29 - $50

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Bus, Tube  •  2 h 37 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 Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Cockfosters Underground Station Piccadilly

$21 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus, line 84 bus  •  3 h 30 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 Albans, St Peter's Street 724
  3. Take the line 84 bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue 84

$25

Line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road 103|Chiltern Hundreds / ...

$25 - $27

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Potters Bar 53.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Potters Bar is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Potters Bar is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Potters Bar. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue via Heathrow Central Bus Station and St Albans, St Peter's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Reading and Potters Bar is 38 miles. The road distance is 53.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Potters Bar without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £22 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Reading to Potters Bar, including transfers.

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Reading to Potters Bar 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 Potters Bar is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £22 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus and line 84 bus, which costs £20 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Reading to Potters Bar bus services, operated by Metroline Travel, arrive at Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Potters Bar is 53 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Reading to Potters Bar.

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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Potters Bar, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Potters Bar via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Potters Bar via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and St Albans, St Peter's Street in around 3 h 30 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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Potters Bar
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Cockfosters Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Metroline Travel
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
customerservices@tfl.gov.uk
Website
metroline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses

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