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Reading to London Heathrow Airport

From £13.60 one-way*

Duration: 39 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 39 service per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Reading to London Heathrow Airport

Our coaches travel from Reading to Heathrow Airport (terminals and coach station) with one-way fares starting from £13.60*.

Enjoy a guaranteed seat with every booking, free Wi-Fi, a generous luggage allowance and more, so you can travel in style for less.

Reading to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 39 mins
Cheapest price From £13.60 *
Distance (approx) 43km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:40am/23:05pm

Our Reading to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

RA1 coach towards Heathrow

Our RA1 service travels up to 39 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Reading Station RailAir lounge
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 2)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 3)

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Reading to Heathrow route map

Departing from Reading

Our stop at Reading Rail Station is in an excellent location, right in the heart of the town centre.

So whether you need to arrive from further afield or just want to prepare for your journey with some essentials in town, you can get around easily before your coach journey.


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Reading to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Reading Station at 2.40am, arriving at Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) at 3.37am.

When is the last coach from Reading to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Reading Station at 23.05pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 23.44pm.

How much is the coach from Reading to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Reading to Heathrow is available from £13.60*.

How long does the coach take from Reading to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Reading to Heathrow take 39 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Reading to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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