Trains from Reading to London

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Reading to London train information

Reading London train map

Train duration 1h13m
Arrival London, England
Departure Reading, England
Distance 37 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £16.50
Average train price £20.00
  • There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Reading in England to London in England are run by Great Western Railway.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to London from Reading. The average train duration between Reading to London is 1h13m to travel the 37 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found for the next 30 days is £16.50 one way.

Best prices for Reading to London train tickets

from £16.50 MORE 0h45m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £28.00 MORE 2h34m

Reading - London prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Reading - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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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.

Best prices for Reading to London trains

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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Reading
London
Waterloo
£16.50 22/04/2019 12:12 3 days ago
Reading
London
Waterloo
£16.50 22/04/2019 07:12 3 days ago
Reading
London
Waterloo
£16.50 22/04/2019 17:12 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 07:18 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 07:33 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 17:14 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 17:03 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 12:05 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 07:03 Great Western Railway 3 days ago
Reading
London
Paddington
£20.60 22/04/2019 11:57 Great Western Railway 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Reading London train

Discount Reading - London train tickets

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 £19.92 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £19.92: £88/£19.92 = 4.42. You will need to make about 5 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 £19.92 £13.28 £6.64 4.43

(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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