There are 4 ways to get from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Charing Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$30 - $51

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Bus, line 23 bus, train  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Woolwich, Beresford Sq Woolwich Arsenal to Temple, Lancaster Place N1
  2. Take the line 23 bus from Covent Garden, Savoy Street to Paddington Rail Station 23
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$25 - $41

2 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading

$25 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading 51.4 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading. However, there are services departing from Woolwich Arsenal and arriving at Reading via London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Woolwich Arsenal Station and Reading is 45 miles. The road distance is 51.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £22 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading, including transfers.

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Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Woolwich Arsenal station.

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Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Reading station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading is 51 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading.

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  • Distance: 45 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Woolwich Arsenal Station, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Reading via London Charing Cross, Charing Cross Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 1 h 22 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Woolwich, Beresford Sq Woolwich Arsenal to Temple, Lancaster Place
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Covent Garden, Savoy Street to Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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