The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Birmingham to Reading will cost around £ 46 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.
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Of the 12 buses that leave Birmingham for Reading every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 131 km distance in an average of 4 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 15 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average coach duration||2 h 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 2 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £13, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
Buy your official National Express coach tickets between Birmingham and Reading from £12 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Birmingham - Reading coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
When purchasing your National Express coach tickets from Birmingham to Reading, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
When taking a coach from Birmingham, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13). When you arrive in Reading, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), Reading, RBH Main Entrance and Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Birmingham New Street to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the coach station to the city centre in Reading.
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