There are 4 ways to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading by train, bus 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 14 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$34 - $60

Cheapest option

Line 724 bus, line 336 bus, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Croxley Green, Croxley Metropolitan Station 724
  2. Take the line 336 bus from Croxley Green, Croxley Metropolitan Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 336
  3. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...

$23 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Uxbridge, York Road (UB8) 724

$27 - $38

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Welwyn Garden City to Reading 55.9 miles

$12 - $18

What companies run services between Welwyn Garden City, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Welwyn Garden City to Reading via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, Green Line (operated by Arriva) operates a bus from Welwyn Garden City to Reading every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Uxbridge, York Road (UB8)
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Croxley Green, Croxley Metropolitan Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Croxley Green, Croxley Metropolitan Station to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Welwyn Garden City to Reading?

The distance between Welwyn Garden City and Reading is 65 km. The road distance is 89 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading?

The cheapest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading?

The quickest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading is to drive which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £13.

Is there a direct bus between Welwyn Garden City and Reading?

No, there is no direct bus from Welwyn Garden City to Reading. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) via Croxley Green, Croxley Metropolitan Station and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

How long does it take to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading?

It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading, including transfers.