Cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£16

Average

£46

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.

Cheapest
07:20Birmingham2h15 09:35Reading
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£161One-way
Cheapest
12:50Birmingham2h15 15:05Reading
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£161One-way
Cheapest
15:50Birmingham2h15 18:05Reading
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£161One-way
2nd Cheapest
01:40Birmingham2h50 04:30Reading
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£181One-way
06:45Birmingham, Coach Station4h41 11:26Reading
1 changes
£551One-way

Bus Timetable Birmingham to Reading

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01:40Birmingham2h50 04:30Reading
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03:00Birmingham, Coach Station4h17 07:17Reading
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04:45Birmingham, Coach Station4h41 09:26Reading
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06:45Birmingham, Coach Station4h41 11:26Reading
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07:20Birmingham2h15 09:35Reading
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07:30Birmingham, Coach Station5h56 13:26Reading
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09:30Birmingham, Coach Station4h56 14:26Reading
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09:45Birmingham, Coach Station6h41 16:26Reading
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12:00Birmingham, Coach Station5h26 17:26Reading
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12:50Birmingham2h15 15:05Reading
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15:15Birmingham, Coach Station5h03 20:18Reading
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15:50Birmingham2h15 18:05Reading
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Sat
21 May
£26Cross Country
£14Megabus
Sun
22 May
£22Cross Country
£14Megabus
Mon
23 May
£34Cross Country
£14Megabus
Tue
24 May
£33Cross Country
£12Megabus
Wed
25 May
£33Cross Country
£13Megabus
Thu
26 May
£34Cross Country
£12Megabus
Fri
27 May
£33Cross Country
£14Megabus

Bus times from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 15 m

Average

4 h 16 m

Buses per day

12

Distance

131 km

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.

Fastest
07:20Birmingham2h15 09:35Reading
0 changes
£161One-way
Fastest
12:50Birmingham2h15 15:05Reading
0 changes
£161One-way
Fastest
15:50Birmingham2h15 18:05Reading
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£161One-way
2nd Fastest
01:40Birmingham2h50 04:30Reading
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£181One-way
03:00Birmingham, Coach Station4h17 07:17Reading
1 changes
£631One-way

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Overview: Coach from Birmingham to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£13 (€15)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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).

Coach companies: National Express Birmingham to 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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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    FAQs

    How much do cheap coach tickets to Reading from Birmingham cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Birmingham to Reading for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.

    What is the average cost of a coach from Birmingham to Reading?

    If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Birmingham to Reading coach prices are on average £13  one way.

    How far is it from Birmingham to Reading by coach?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Birmingham and Reading via coach to be approximately 81 miles (130 km).

    How many hours does it take from Birmingham to Reading by coach?

    While the time it takes to travel 81 miles (130 km) from Birmingham to Reading can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Birmingham to Reading is on average 2 h 15 min.

    Which coach station from Birmingham to Reading do I depart from? Which Reading coach station from Birmingham do I arrive in?

    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).

    Where is the coach station in Birmingham to go to Reading? Where is the coach station in Reading located?

    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.

    Which coach companies can take me to Reading from Birmingham?

    For the route from Birmingham to Reading you can take a coach with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services from Birmingham to Reading on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    What are the first and last departure coach times from Birmingham to Reading?

    The earliest coach departing from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 06: 20. The last coach departing from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 17: 15. You can find the latest Birmingham to Reading coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I purchase coach tickets between Birmingham and Reading to score the best deals?

    You can find a coach between Birmingham and Reading to cost on average £13 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Birmingham to Reading coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.