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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to St Albans by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to St Albans City

$32 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 20 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 Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey 724

$14

3 alternative options

Line 800 bus, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$17 - $25

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to St Albans 47.9 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Reading to St Albans 47.9 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to St Albans is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to St Albans is to taxi which costs £160 - £200 and takes 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at St Albans, Abbey via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Reading and St Albans is 34 miles. The road distance is 47.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Reading to St Albans, including transfers.

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Reading to St Albans 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 St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Reading to St Albans bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at St Albans, Abbey station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to St Albans is 48 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Reading to St Albans.

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Map of how to get from Reading to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and St Albans, England?

You can take a train from Reading to St Albans via London Paddington, Paddington, Farringdon station, and Farringdon in around 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to St Albans via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 20 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
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
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 High Wycombe to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to St Albans
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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