Cheap bus tickets from Reading to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£14

Average

£14

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.

Megabus
13:50Reading2h10 16:00Birmingham
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£141One-way
Megabus
10:45Reading2h10 12:55Birmingham
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£141One-way
Megabus
20:40Reading2h10 22:50Birmingham
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£151One-way
Megabus
19:40Reading2h10 21:50Birmingham
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£151One-way
Megabus
11:45Reading2h10 13:55Birmingham
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£151One-way

Bus Timetable Reading to Birmingham

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Megabus
10:45Reading2h10 12:55Birmingham
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Megabus
11:45Reading2h10 13:55Birmingham
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Megabus
13:50Reading2h10 16:00Birmingham
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Megabus
19:40Reading2h10 21:50Birmingham
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Megabus
20:40Reading2h10 22:50Birmingham
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Mon
30 May
£61Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
Tue
31 May
£69Cross Country
£12Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£61Avanti West Coast
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Thu
2 Jun
£46Avanti West Coast
£14Megabus
Fri
3 Jun
£62Avanti West Coast
£13Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£27Cross Country
£12Megabus

Bus times from Reading to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 10 m

Average

2 h 10 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

131 km

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.

Megabus
11:45Reading2h10 13:55Birmingham
0 changes
£151One-way
Megabus
20:40Reading2h10 22:50Birmingham
0 changes
£151One-way
Megabus
19:40Reading2h10 21:50Birmingham
0 changes
£151One-way
Megabus
13:50Reading2h10 16:00Birmingham
0 changes
£141One-way
Megabus
10:45Reading2h10 12:55Birmingham
0 changes
£141One-way

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Overview: Coach from Reading to Birmingham

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage coach duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£14 (€15)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus 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.

Coach companies: National Express Reading to Birmingham

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

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:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Birmingham from Reading

    Take the bus to Birmingham 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 Reading to Birmingham.
    FAQs

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

    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between Reading and Birmingham for the next 7 days starting from £12  one way.

    How much does the coach from Reading to Birmingham cost on average?

    The Reading to Birmingham coach ticket price is on average £14  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

    What is the distance from Reading to Birmingham via coach?

    You should expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km)  from Reading to Birmingham by coach.

    What is the average Reading to Birmingham coach duration?

    While the time it takes to travel 81 miles (130 km) to Birmingham from Reading can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Reading to Birmingham is on average 2 h 10 min.

    What is the departure coach station in Reading and arrival coach station in Birmingham?

    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.

    Where is the Reading coach station located? Where is the Birmingham coach station located?

    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.

    What coach companies go from Reading to Birmingham?

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

    When is the earliest coach from Reading to Birmingham? When is the last coach from Reading to Birmingham?

    If you prefer early morning coaches from Reading to Birmingham, the first coach leaves at 10: 15. If you prefer late night coaches from Reading to Birmingham, the last coach of the day leaves at 22: 00. Omio shows you the latest coach from Reading to Birmingham times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

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

    You can find a coach to Birmingham from Reading to cost on average £14 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 Reading to Birmingham coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.