There are 7 ways to get from Reading to Westminster by train, subway, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$13 - $35

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Rideshare  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$3 - $12

5 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
  2. Take the Tube from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station District

$19 - $34

Bus RailAir  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$14 - $16

Bus Reading Buses  •  2 h 30 min

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

$15

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

Questions & Answers

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 two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 57 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 57 min and costs .

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The train from Reading to London Paddington takes 57 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Reading to Westminster bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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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 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 9 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Reading to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 36.2 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Westminster every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. South Western Railway also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Westminster via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 2 h 9 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
Train from Reading to Ealing Broadway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $29
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Ealing Broadway Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.com
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Kings Road (Abbey Square) to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15
Website
reading-buses.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.

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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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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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