Trains from Heathrow Airport to Reading station in UK?

I need to reach Reading Station from Heathrow Airport about 0800 in the morning . What trains are available?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 26, 2015 21:11
    Thank you for your question.

    A connection from London Heathrow to Reading would take about an hour in duration and involves changing trains once along the way in either London or Hayes & Harlington.

    The route via London would involve taking the Heathrow Express into the city first. Conveniently, the Heathrow Express trains from the airport arrive into the Paddington station, which is the station from where the trains from London to Reading depart. The Heathrow Express trains depart once every 15 minutes (taking about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington).

    Special tickets are issued for the Heathrow Express. These tickets would be purchased by clicking on the following link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/heathrow-express/index.html.

    In contrast, you would purchase tickets for a train from London to Reading by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage and entering the route. Please note, tickets for the trains from London to Reading are only able to be issued as 'print-at-station' tickets. Therefore, you would want to allow yourself a little time at the Paddington station in order to print the tickets.

    With regard to the route that goes via Hayes & Harlington, we actually would not be able to issue tickets for the trains that go from the Heathrow Airport to Hayes & Harlington. You would have to purchase tickets for a train Heathrow to Hayes & Harlington locally upon arrival. You can, however, purchase tickets for a train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage and entering the route. Just like with tickets for trains from London to Reading, tickets for trains from Hayes & Harlington to Reading are also only able to be issued as print-at-station tickets, so you would want to allow yourself a little time to print them.

    Trains from London or Hayes & Harlington to Reading are high-speed 'First Great Western' trains. Generally, trains in the United Kingdom can be booked once within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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