Connections

With £850 million spent on improving infrastructure, it’s now easier than ever to get to and from Reading. The town’s superb transport connections are central to its reputation as a world-class business location.

  • Rail:

    London Paddington
    25 mins, up to 16 p/hr
    Bristol Temple Meads
    74 mins up to 4 p/hr
    Birmingham
    97 mins, up to 3 p/hr
    Cardiff
    94 mins, up to 2 p/hr
    Maidenhead
    14 mins, up to 4 p/hr
    Oxford
    24 mins, up to 6 p/hr
    Slough
    13 mins, up to 5 p/hr
    Gatwick Airport
    76 mins, up to 5 p/hr
  • Crossrail (2019):

    Bond Street
    53 mins
    Liverpool Street
    61 mins
    Heathrow
    28 mins (via interchange at Hayes and Harlington)
  • Road:

    M4 (J10): 10 mins / 5.5 miles
    M4 (J11): 8 mins / 3.5 miles
    M4 (J12): 15 mins / 5 miles
    M25 (J15) 27 mins / 24 miles
    M3 (J3) 25 mins / 16 miles
    Heathrow 34 mins / 28 miles
    Gatwick 65 mins / 56 miles
    London 48 mins / 40 miles
  • Air:

    The rest of the world is also close at hand, with Heathrow just 28 miles down the road, and excellent motorway connections to Gatwick. And the Western Rail Access to Heathrow Terminal 5 (WRAtH) project is set to drastically reduce journey times to the UK’s biggest airport, making travel more convenient for 12 million people. Reading will soon be one of the best connected towns in the south-east.