There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon by train, 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, bus  •  1 h 56 min

  1. X18 / ...

$53 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. X40|river rapids / ...
  2. National Express

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Train, line 2 bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. 2 / ...

$40 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. 78.4 miles

$16 - $25

What companies run services between Reading, England and Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

You can take a bus from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon via Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2), Oxford City Centre, George Street (Stop B1), and Oxford in around 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leamington Spa, Railway Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Johnson's Excelbus
Phone
01564 797 070
Email
businfo@johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Website
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Moreton-in-Marsh, Railway Station to Stratford-upon-Avon, Nat West Bank
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
johnsonscoaches.co.uk
Thames Travel
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
thames-travel.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Stratford-upon-Avon is 96 km. The road distance is 126 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon is to bus which costs £10 - £15 and takes 3 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon is to drive which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £12 - £19.

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) and arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon via Oxford City Centre, Police Station (Stop P2) and Oxford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Reading to Stratford-upon-Avon, including transfers.