One of Reading’s major attractions is its strategic location in the heart of the UK’s transport network and its proximity to Heathrow (25 miles) and London (Paddington 25 mins). Reading is classed as one of the most vibrant urban centres in the UK and the focal point for economic growth along the M4 motorway.

(The Elizabeth Line)

Crossrail will run to Reading, serving a total of 40 stations along the entire route. There will initially be two trains an hour from Reading and passengers will be able to travel into, and beyond, central London without the need to change at Paddington. This will significantly improve access and journey times into the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.



M4 – 3.5 miles
M25 – 24 miles
London – 40 miles


London Paddington – 26 mins
Bristol – 1 hr 11 miles
Birmingham – 1 hr 28 mins


Heathrow – 27 miles
Southampton – 46 miles
Gatwick – 64 miles