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There are 6 ways to get from Reading to Westminster by train, bus, subway, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

£12 - £35

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Rideshare  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

£3 - £9

4 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn RA1 - Railair
  2. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station Piccadilly

£24 - £25

Bus  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Hyde Park Corner 702

£11 - £17

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Westminster 40.7 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Westminster 40.7 miles

£6 - £10

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Westminster is to rideshare which costs £3 - £9 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Westminster is to train which costs £12 - £35 and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road and arriving at Hyde Park Corner. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 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 best way to get from Reading to Westminster without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs £12 - £35.

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The train from Reading to London Paddington takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Reading to Westminster bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road station.

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Reading to Westminster train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Westminster is to train which takes 26 min and costs £12 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 36.3 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to London Paddington every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £35 and the journey takes 26 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Green Line operates a bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Hyde Park Corner 4 times a day. Tickets cost £11 - £17 and the journey takes 2h 25m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
TfL Rail
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
First in Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22
Website
First in Berkshire & The Thames Valley
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Hyde Park Corner
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
Green Line
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to London
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3 - £9
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to Westminster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Taxi in Reading
Phone
+44 118 207 3007
Website
taxiinreadinguk.co.uk
Sky Taxis
Phone
+44 118 934 3536
Website
skyairporttaxis.com
Reading Taxis
Phone
+44 118 956 1010
Website
reading-taxis.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk

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Reading to Westminster bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Hyde Park Corner station.

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Reading to Westminster train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Westminster is 41 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Reading to Westminster.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Reading and Westminster. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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