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

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Train  •  54m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

£11 - £27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

£3 - £9

4 alternative options

Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn RA1 - Railair
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

£29 - £33

Bus  •  2h 30m

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

£11 - £17

Taxi  •  51m

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Westminster 40.6 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  51m

  1. Drive from Reading to Westminster 40.6 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 taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road and arriving at Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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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 54m.

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The distance between Reading and Westminster is 36 miles. The road distance is 40.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Westminster without a car is to train which takes 54m and costs £11 - £27.

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The train from Reading to London Paddington takes 54m including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Reading to Westminster bus services, operated by First in Berkshire & The Thames Valley, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir 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 54m and costs £11 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, which costs £29 - £34 and takes 2h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 36.2 miles
  • Duration: 54m

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Westminster every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £27 and the journey takes 54m. South Western Railway also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Westminster via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 2h 5m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £15
Advanced Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £27
South Western Railway
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
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
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National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Reading to Westminster
Ave. Duration
51m
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 National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach 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 51m to drive from Reading to Westminster.

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There are 3824+ hotels available in Westminster. Prices start at £68 per night.

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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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