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.
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5 h 31 m
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It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Reading without changing at least once.
|Average coach duration||5 h|
|Average coach ticket price||£60 (€68)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Flixbus|
Coaches from Cardiff to Reading cover the 95 miles long trip taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like National Express or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £60, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
For as little as £48 you can travel by coach between Cardiff and Reading with National Express and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
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 Cardiff - 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.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
When departing from Cardiff, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, Gorsedd Gardens Rd / Museum Ave. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey 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 Cardiff Central to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 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 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.
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