There are 7 ways to get from Reading to Russell Square by train, bus, subway, rideshare, taxi 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 Great Western Railway  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$21 - $39

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Rideshare  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$3 - $12

5 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$19 - $27

Bus, Tube  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Russell Square Underground Station Piccadilly

$15 - $17

Bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9

$13

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Russell Square 42 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Russell Square 42 miles

$9 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Russell Square. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Reading and Russell Square is 37 miles. The road distance is 42 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Russell Square without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Reading to Russell Square, including transfers.

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Reading to Russell Square 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 Russell Square is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Reading to Russell Square bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Russell Square is 42 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Reading to Russell Square.

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There are 8338+ hotels available in Russell Square. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and Russell Square. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Russell Square.
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  • Distance: 36.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Russell Square, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Russell Square every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Russell Square via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 17 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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Russell Square Underground Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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 Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
London Buses
Website
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to Russell Square
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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