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Reading to Stansted Airport by train

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    20:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 6m
  • Distance
    98 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    94
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Stansted Airport by train

Fast trains from Reading to Stansted Airport take around 2 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 98 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Stansted Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Stansted Airport?

Journeys between Reading and Stansted Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 93 departures on the route from Reading to Stansted Airport 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 94 departures.

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

The Reading to Stansted Airport train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Stansted Airport is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:34 and the last train is around 20:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 23:52.

When to book Reading to Stansted Airport 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 Stansted Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Stansted Airport?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Stansted Airport to Reading 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.