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

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Train, subway  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southend East to West Ham
  2. Take the subway from West Ham station to Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$33 - $55

Cheapest option

Subway, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the subway from Upminster station to Richmond station District
  2. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Reading

$29 - $42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Southend East Station to Reading 100 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Southend East Station to Reading is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend East Station to Reading is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 44m.

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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 subway which takes 2h 29m and costs £25 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m 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 1h 44m 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: 2h 29m

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 station, take the subway to Paddington, 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 station, Richmond station, and Richmond (London) in around 3h 32m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend East to West Ham
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Ham station to Paddington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Upminster station to Richmond station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56m
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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