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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to The O2 Arena by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$24 - $43

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Bus  •  3 h 39 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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  3. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to East India Station

$15 - $17

3 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$19 - $29

Taxi  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to The O2 Arena 47.8 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Reading to The O2 Arena 47.8 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to The O2 Arena is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to The O2 Arena is to taxi which costs £160 - £200 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to The O2 Arena station. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at East India Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Reading and The O2 Arena is 42 miles. The road distance is 47.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to The O2 Arena without a car is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £18 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from Reading to The O2 Arena, including transfers.

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Reading to The O2 Arena 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 The O2 Arena is to train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £18 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £13 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Reading to The O2 Arena bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at East India Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to The O2 Arena is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Reading to The O2 Arena.

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Map of how to get from Reading to The O2 Arena.
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  • Distance: 42.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and The O2 Arena, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to The O2 Arena every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to The O2 Arena via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, and East India Station in around 3 h 39 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
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 Reading to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.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
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to East India Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to The O2 Arena
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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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