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There are 5 ways to get from Westminster to Reading by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  25m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

£11 - £27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Reading 41.4 miles

£5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Hyde Park Corner to Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street 702

£12 - £17

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from Westminster to Reading 41 miles

£100 - £120

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Westminster to Reading 41 miles

£6 - £10

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The cheapest way to get from Westminster to Reading is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Westminster to Reading is to train which costs £11 - £27 and takes 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hyde Park Corner and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Reading. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25m.

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The distance between Westminster and Reading is 36 miles. The road distance is 41 miles.

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The best way to get from Westminster to Reading without a car is to train which takes 25m and costs £11 - £27.

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The train from London Paddington to Reading takes 25m including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Westminster to Reading bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from Hyde Park Corner station.

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Westminster to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from Westminster to Reading is to train which takes 25m and costs £11 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £17 and takes 2h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Westminster to Reading.
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  • Distance: 36.2 miles
  • Duration: 25m

What companies run services between Westminster, England and Reading, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Westminster to Reading every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £27 and the journey takes 25m. South Western Railway also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Green Line operates a bus from Westminster to Reading 4 times a day. Tickets cost £12 - £17 and the journey takes 2h 7m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £15
Advanced Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £27
South Western Railway
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hyde Park Corner to Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Green Line
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Westminster to Reading
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
£100 - £120
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Westminster to Reading bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street station.

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Westminster to Reading train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Westminster to Reading is 41 miles. It takes approximately 50m to drive from Westminster to Reading.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Westminster and Reading. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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