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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4 h 35 m
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Of the 6 buses that leave Manchester for Reading every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average coach duration||4 h 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£20 (€22)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there are 2 direct coaches a day|
|Coach companies||Flixbus, Megabus or National Express|
Coaches from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long route taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of coach tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
Buy your official National Express and FlixBus coach tickets from Manchester to Reading from £17 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.
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.
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 Manchester - 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 departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.
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