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On average, it takes around 44m to get from London Paddington to Reading by train, although the fastest services can take just 23m. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.
You can travel to Reading with two different train companies, Great Western Railway (GWR) or Elizabeth line (previously TfL Rail), with GWR offering faster services to your destination. If you want to travel in style, why not upgrade to GWR First Class? From comfy seats with extra space to tasty complimentary nibbles and drinks, there are endless benefits you can enjoy on board.
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The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Reading is 42 minutes, with around 293 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Reading is 23 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Reading can start from as little as £17 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Reading without having to change trains. There are 293 direct trains from London Paddington to Reading each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Paddington to Reading leaves at 02:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Paddington to Reading leaves at 01:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London Paddington to Reading cover a distance of around 34 miles (55 km) during the journey.
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