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There are 7 ways to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden by train, bus, subway, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington

$21 - $38

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 24 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

5 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$16 - $25

Bus, subway  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn Ra1
  2. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Covent Garden station Piccadilly

$5 - $7

Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$3 - $12

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden 41.5 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden 41.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is to bus which costs £2 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at London Waterloo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Reading (Station) and Covent Garden is 37 miles. The road distance is 41.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £16 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden, including transfers.

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Reading (Station) to Covent Garden bus services, operated by RailAir, depart from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir station.

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Reading (Station) to Covent Garden train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £16 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden.
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  • Distance: 36.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Reading (Station), Reading, England and Covent Garden, Greater London, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 24 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
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Covent Garden station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
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
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 (Station) to Covent Garden
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$190 - $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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Reading (Station) to Covent Garden bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross station.

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Reading (Station) to Covent Garden train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at London Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is 41 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden.

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

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