There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet by train, bus or car

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Train, line 174 bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bath Spa
  2. Take the line 174 bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Bowlish, Old Hospital 174

$41 - $73

3 alternative options

Train, line 1 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Castle Cary
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Castle Cary Station to Shepton Mallet, Cenotaph 1 / ...

$55 - $95

Bus  •  4 h 38 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 Airport London T2,3 to Shepton Mallet National Express

$45 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Shepton Mallet 91.6 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Shepton Mallet. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Shepton Mallet via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Reading and Shepton Mallet is 71 miles. The road distance is 91.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet without a car is to train and line 174 bus which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet, including transfers.

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Reading to Shepton Mallet bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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Reading to Shepton Mallet bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Shepton Mallet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Shepton Mallet is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Reading to Shepton Mallet.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Shepton Mallet. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Shepton Mallet.
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  • Distance: 70.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Shepton Mallet, England?

You can take a bus from Reading to Shepton Mallet via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 38 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from Reading to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $45
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $90
Bus operators
South West Coaches
Website
southwestcoaches.co.uk
Bus from Castle Cary Station to Shepton Mallet, Cenotaph
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
southwestcoaches.co.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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.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 Shepton Mallet
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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