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 Reading to Birmingham will cost around £ 14 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.
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2 h 10 m
2 h 10 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Reading for Birmingham every day 5 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 2 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2 h 10 m .
The slowest buses will take 2 h 10 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 10 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£14 (€15)|
|Coach companies||Megabus or National Express|
Coaches from Reading to Birmingham cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £12, but the average price of coach tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
You can travel by coach from Reading to Birmingham with National Express for as low as £12. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Reading and Birmingham, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets to Birmingham from Reading due to the coronavirus:
When taking the coach to Birmingham from Reading, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), Reading, RBH Main Entrance and Reading, Station Road (Stop SD). Your trip can end in coach stations such as Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge and Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13).
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Reading, is located 0.2 miles (420 m) from the city centre of Reading.
The most popular arrival coach station, Birmingham, Coach Station, is located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.
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