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There are 5 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot by subway, train, 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

Subway, train  •  53 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station Bakerloo
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

£11 - £22

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Reading 41.4 miles

£5

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading

£19 - £40

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot 42 miles

£220 - £270

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot 42 miles

£6 - £10

Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is around 50 min and covers a distance of around 40 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 41 min. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube), First Great Western Service, Great Northern and others. Typically 1136 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
50 min
Fastest journey time:
41 min
Services per week:
1136
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:03
Last service departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot subway, train and walk schedules

Departing Monday, June 21, 2021

Waterloo Station → Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is to subway and train which costs £11 - £22 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Reading. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is 37 miles. The road distance is 42 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot without a car is to subway and train which takes 53 min and costs £11 - £22.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot is 42 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot.
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  • Distance: 37.2 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £19 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 21m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£220 - £270
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Waterloo Station and Reading Town Centre, London Street Foot. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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