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

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, Tube via Liverpool Street Underground Station  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Romford

$29 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures X25
  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

$16

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  2. Take the Tube from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Newbury Park Underground Station Central

$26 - $42

Train, line 86 bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Richmond (London)
  2. Take the train from Richmond NLL to Stratford (London)
  3. Take the line 86 bus from Stratford Bus Station to Romford, Western Road 86 / ...

$21 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Romford 57.4 miles

$12 - $18

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

You can take a bus from Reading to Romford via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross in around 3 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
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Newbury Park Underground Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Romford
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Richmond NLL to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Stratford Bus Station to Romford, Western Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Romford Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Romford is 81 km. The road distance is 92 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Reading to Romford is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £21 - £40.

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Romford. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Romford Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Reading to Romford, including transfers.