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Reading to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.97
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day8
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

What bus carriers travel from Reading to London, UK?

There is only 1 bus carrier that offers a route from Reading to London. National Express has 5 trips per day, and 66 trips per month. All of the trips are connecting routes, which means you’ll have to transfer buses at some point to complete your trip (typically in Theale or Longford). If you book a National Express ticket, can expect to pay about £18. The average duration of your trip will be about 2 hours and 18 minutes.

What is the cheapest way to travel to London?

The cheapest way to travel to London from Reading is by bus. Bus tickets for this route cost as little as £6. While a GWR train from Reading to London may be a faster option, it’s also more expensive, with tickets averaging at least £20.

How far is Reading from London?

Reading, Great Britain is 67.2 kilometers (41.8 miles) west of London. By bus, the trip takes an average of 2 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available bus takes just 1 hour 50 minutes.

How much does a bus ticket from Reading to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Reading to London were $35.47.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Reading to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Reading to London?

The distance between Reading and London is approximately 36.80 miles, or 59.20 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 2 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Reading to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Reading to London by bus is usually on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Reading to London?

On average there are 8 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Reading to London, with an average of 7.75 trips per day and 15.5 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Reading to London. Of the 8 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Reading to London start at $26.94.

1 carriers offer Reading to London bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Reading to London from $8.97. There are 7.75 trips per day offered by National Express from Reading to London and you can expect on average to pay $35.47 for a National Express ticket to London. In Reading, National Express departs to London from Reading Train Station and one other station. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from Reading to London takes 2 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 1 hours and 50 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 6.5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $39.49 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
2h 20m
Avg. Price
$35.47
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to London will depart from these stations in Reading:
  • Reading Train Station
  • Christchurch Green
Buses arrive in London at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London for trips arriving from Reading:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd

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