Getting Around by Public Transport

By Train

reading-station-g160413-r4_web.JPGReading is one of the busiest interchanges on the national rail network and has direct routes to almost every part of the UK. 

Trains are operated by:

  • GWR - London (Paddington) / the west
  • South West Trains - London (Waterloo) Basingstoke
  • Cross Country Trains - Bournemouth to Midlands and beyond
  • From December 2019, Elizabeth Line trains will operate from Reading to London. Four trains an hour will connect London with the capital as Reading becomes a part of the London transport network for the first time. 

National Rail Information for all tickets/timetables


By Coach

National Express coaches serve Calcot (about 6 miles west of Reading centre, just off M4 J12). Any local bus on the Calcot/A4 route heading east will take you into the town centre.

National Express Coaches

By Bus

Reading has an excellent local bus service. Reading Buses serves the entire Reading urban area and some of the local villages.

Newbury Buses offers routes between Reading and Newbury/West Berkshire. Other rural areas are served by Arriva, First and Thames Travel buses. 

Reading Buses Information 



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