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

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, Tube  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Embankment Underground Station Bakerloo

$21 - $39

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to London 40.9 miles

$4 - $12

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo

$16 - $25

Bus, Tube  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  2. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Covent Garden Underground Station Piccadilly

$15 - $17

Bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Covent Garden, Southampton St Covent Garden N9

$13

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is to rideshare which costs £3 - £9 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden is to train and Tube which costs £16 - £30 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading (Station) station to Covent Garden. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Covent Garden, Southampton St Covent Garden 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 every 30 minutes. 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 and Tube which takes 39 min and costs £16 - £30.

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It takes approximately 39 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, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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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 20 min and costs £12 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 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: 39 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading (Station) to Covent Garden via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures and 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
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Embankment Underground Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Covent Garden Underground Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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 Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Covent Garden, Southampton St Covent Garden
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
$4 - $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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