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Croydon to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 22m
  • Distance
    62 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    81
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Croydon to Reading by train

Fast trains from Croydon to Reading take around 1 hour and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 62 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Croydon and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Croydon to Reading?

Journeys between Croydon and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 84 departures on the route from Croydon to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 87 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Croydon to Reading?

The Croydon to Reading train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Croydon to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Croydon around 05:19 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Croydon around 06:21, and the last at 22:51.

When to book Croydon to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Croydon to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Croydon and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Croydon to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Reading to Croydon by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.