There are 3 ways to get from Southend East Station to Reading by train, subway or car

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Train, Tube  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  2. Take the Tube from West Ham Underground Station to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$33 - $56

Cheapest option

Tube, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the Tube from Upminster Underground Station to Richmond Underground Station District
  2. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Reading

$29 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Reading 100 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The distance between Southend East Station and Reading is 74 miles. The road distance is 100 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend East Station to Reading without a car is to train and Tube which takes 2 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Southend East Station to Reading, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend East Station to Reading is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Southend East Station to Reading.

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Map of how to get from Southend East Station to Reading.
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  • Distance: 73.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between Southend East Station, England and Reading, England?

There is no direct connection from Southend East Station to Reading. However, you can take the train to West Ham, take the walk to West Ham Underground Station, take the Tube to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, take the walk to London Paddington, then take the train to Reading. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southend East Station to Reading via Upminster, Upminster Underground Station, Richmond Underground Station, and Richmond (London) in around 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend East to West Ham
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Ham Underground Station to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Upminster Underground Station to Richmond Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35

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