There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading by train, subway 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  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$41 - $66

Cheapest option

Tube, train  •  3 h 26 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

2 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the Tube from West Ham Underground Station to Ealing Broadway Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Ealing Broadway to Reading

$32 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Reading 99.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Reading is 73 miles. The road distance is 99.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Reading, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Reading via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Ealing Broadway to Reading
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
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
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Ham Underground Station to Ealing Broadway Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Upminster Underground Station to Richmond Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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