There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Westminster by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$13 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$3 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place 702

$6 - $9

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Westminster 40.7 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Westminster 40.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Westminster is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Westminster is to train which costs £10 - £27 and takes 25 min.

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The distance between Reading and Westminster is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.7 miles.

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The train from Reading to London Paddington takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) and arriving at Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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What companies run services between Reading, England and Westminster, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Westminster every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 25 min. South Western Railway also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Reading to Westminster every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 Westminster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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