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

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Romford

$28 - $48

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Bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Romford Station N15

$6

2 alternative options

Train, subway, line 5 bus  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the subway from Richmond station to Barking station
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Barking Station to Romford Station 5 / ...

$21 - $31

Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Reading to Romford 57.4 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Romford is to bus which costs £5 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Romford is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Romford station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Romford Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Reading and Romford is 51 miles. The road distance is 57.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Romford without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £21 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Reading to Romford, including transfers.

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Reading to Romford 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 Romford is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs £21 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 and takes 3h 56m.

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Reading to Romford bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Romford Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Romford is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Reading to Romford.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Romford.
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  • Distance: 50.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Romford via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Romford via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 3h 56m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Romford
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Barking Station to Romford Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Romford Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com

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