There are 4 ways to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading by train, subway, 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 13 min

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

$31 - $54

Cheapest option

Line 301 bus, bus, line 800 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the line 301 bus from Welwyn Garden City, Waitrose to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes 301 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 1 / ...
  3. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...

$16 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
  2. Take the Tube from Moorgate Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$32 - $55

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Welwyn Garden City to Reading 55.9 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 58 min.

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The distance between Welwyn Garden City and Reading is 41 miles. The road distance is 55.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Welwyn Garden City to Reading. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City, Waitrose and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes, Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station) and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading.
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  • Distance: 40.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Welwyn Garden City to Reading via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes, Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station), and High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) in around 4 h 57 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Waitrose to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Chesham, Broadway (Underground Station) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
Carousel Buses

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