Cheap bus tickets from Bristol to Reading

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£52

Average

£55

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 Bristol to Reading will cost around £ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 52.

National Express
16:45Bristol4h28 21:13Reading
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£521One-way
National Express
19:15Bristol3h58 23:13Reading
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£531One-way
National Express
07:00Bristol4h26 11:26Reading
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£541One-way
National Express
09:00Bristol4h26 13:26Reading
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£571One-way
National Express
17:15Bristol3h58 21:13Reading
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£581One-way

Bus Timetable Bristol to Reading

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National Express
07:00Bristol4h26 11:26Reading
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National Express
09:00Bristol4h26 13:26Reading
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National Express
11:00Bristol4h26 15:26Reading
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National Express
16:45Bristol4h28 21:13Reading
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National Express
17:15Bristol3h58 21:13Reading
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National Express
19:15Bristol3h58 23:13Reading
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21 May
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22 May
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24 May
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Bus times from Bristol to Reading

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Fastest Journey

3 h 58 m

Average

4 h 17 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

113 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Bristol for Reading every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 113 km distance in an average of 4 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 58 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 28 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.

National Express
19:15Bristol3h58 23:13Reading
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£531One-way
National Express
17:15Bristol3h58 21:13Reading
0 changes
£581One-way
National Express
11:00Bristol4h26 15:26Reading
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£581One-way
National Express
09:00Bristol4h26 13:26Reading
0 changes
£571One-way
National Express
07:00Bristol4h26 11:26Reading
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£541One-way

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Overview: Coach from Bristol to Reading

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 41 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£54 (€61)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Flixbus

Coaches from Bristol to Reading cover the 69 miles (112 km) long route taking on average 3 h 41 min with our travel partners like National Express or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £54, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Bristol to Reading

Buy your official National Express and FlixBus coach tickets to Reading from Bristol from £44 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

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FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    When you buy your FlixBus coach tickets from Bristol to Reading don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
    • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
    • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Coach to Reading from Bristol

    Take the bus to Reading easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bristol to Reading.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap coaches from Bristol to Reading?

    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Reading from Bristol for as low as £44  for the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of coach tickets from Bristol to Reading?

    The Bristol to Reading coach ticket price is on average £54  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.

    How many miles is it from Bristol to Reading by coach?

    You should expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km)  between Bristol and Reading by coach.

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

    The coach time to Reading from Bristol is on average 3 h 41 min  for the 69 miles (112 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Bristol to Reading by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

    When departing from Bristol, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, Bond Street / St James Barton Roundabout. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in coach stations like Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), Reading, RBH Main Entrance and Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).

    Omio customers book a coach from Bristol Temple Meads   to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading)   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the coach station in Bristol? Where is the coach station in Reading?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Bristol Temple Meads and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Reading most often arrive at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

    What coach companies go from Bristol to Reading?

    Take the Bristol to Reading coach with National Express or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the route from Bristol to Reading as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

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

    If you prefer early morning coaches from Bristol to Reading, the first coach leaves at 04: 45. If you prefer late night coaches from Bristol to Reading, the last coach of the day leaves at 19: 15. Omio shows you the latest coach from Bristol to Reading times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Bristol and Reading for the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you book coach tickets from Bristol to Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £54 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Bristol to Reading a few months in advance.