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There are 4 ways to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 42 min

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

$30 - $54

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Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724

$21 - $24

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Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Highbury & Islington
  2. Take the train from Highbury & Islington to Richmond NLL
  3. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Reading

$27 - $43

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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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, St Marys Butts via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Three Mile Cross, Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Welwyn Garden City to Reading. However, there are services departing from Welwyn Garden City and arriving at Reading via Highbury & Islington and Richmond (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 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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The best way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £23 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading, including transfers.

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road station.

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Welwyn Garden City station.

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The best way to get from Welwyn Garden City to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £23 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £19 and takes 4 h 4 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 42 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 station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, Green Line operates a bus from Welwyn Garden City to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Richmond (London) to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Highbury & Islington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Highbury & Islington to Richmond NLL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $5
Cash
$7 - $10
Oyster Card
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Welwyn Garden City, Broadwater Road to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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Welwyn Garden City to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Welwyn Garden City to Reading is 56 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Welwyn Garden City to Reading.

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