Watford to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    22:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 24m
  • Distance
    46 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    64
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Reading by train

Fast trains from Watford to Reading take around 1 hour and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 46 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Reading?

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

We usually find around 64 departures on the route from Watford to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 61 departures.

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

The Watford to Reading train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 05:11 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 05:52, and the last at 22:55.

When to book Watford 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 Watford to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Reading?

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

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • West Midlands Trains

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.