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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
Most of the time, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the last six months in order to identify the best time to buy your train tickets Reading to London. The figures reveal that getting your train from Reading to London in advance can be more expensive.
We found seats at £16 when buying your train 1 day in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £18 if you book your train 7 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is 1 day in advance as it is 11% cheaper than 7 days in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Reading and London by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets London to Reading and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Reading London train ticket.
Why should I buy a railcard?
In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can estimate the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.
For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Reading London ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make about 2 trips from London to Reading (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.
What is the cost of a railcard?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Reading to London train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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