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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Potters Bar by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Potters Bar

$28 - $50

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Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Old Street to Potters Bar

$27 - $39

2 alternative options

Bus, line 84 bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hemel Hempstead 787
  3. Take the line 84 bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue 84

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 to Potters Bar. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Potters Bar, Laurel Avenue via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes and St Albans, St Peter's Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 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 and subway which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £21 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Reading to Potters Bar, including transfers.

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Reading to Potters Bar bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Potters Bar is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs £20 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus and line 84 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 53 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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Map of how to get from Reading to Potters Bar.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Potters Bar via London Waterloo, Waterloo Station Tenison Way, Old Street, and Old Street in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Potters Bar via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes, and St Albans, St Peter's Street in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Potters Bar
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Reading to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Train from Old Street to Potters Bar
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.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 Airport London T2,3 to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 30 minutes
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk

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