Reading to Ashford by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    21:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 49m
  • Distance
    133 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    77
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Ashford by train

Fast trains from Reading to Ashford take around 1 hour and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 133 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Ashford.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Ashford?

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

We usually find around 64 departures on the route from Reading to Ashford 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 104 departures.

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

The Reading to Ashford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ashford is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:08 and the last train is around 22:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:40, and the last at 20:15.

When to book Reading to Ashford 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 Reading to Ashford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Ashford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Ashford, 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
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.