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Slough to Reading by train

It takes an average of 21m to travel from Slough to Reading by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (27 km). There are normally 96 trains per day travelling from Slough to Reading and tickets for this journey start from £11.40 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 10m


17 miles (27 km)


96 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £11.40

Train operators

Great Western Railway

About the train journey from Slough to Reading

Want to travel from Slough to Reading by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Slough to Reading usually takes 21 minutes on average to travel 17 miles (27 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 10 minutes. You can expect to find 96 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Reading, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. All or part of your journey will be served by Great Western Railway, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Slough to Reading if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £11.40. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Slough to Reading? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Slough to Reading take?

The average journey time by train between Slough and Reading is 21 minutes, with around 96 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Slough and Reading by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Slough to Reading is 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Slough to Reading cost?

Train ticket prices from Slough to Reading can start from as little as £11.40 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.

Is there a direct train from Slough to Reading?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Slough to Reading without having to change trains. There are 96 direct trains from Slough to Reading each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Slough to Reading leave?

The first train from Slough to Reading leaves at 03:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Slough to Reading leave?

The last train from Slough to Reading leaves at 01:09. 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.

What's the distance between Slough and Reading by train?

Trains travelling from Slough to Reading cover a distance of around 17 miles (27 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Reading to Slough.

Cheap train tickets from Slough to Reading

Train tickets from Slough to Reading start at £11.40 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Slough to Reading is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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