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 Birmingham to Reading will cost around £ 47 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 35.
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2 h 27 m
2 h 40 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Birmingham to Reading without changing at least once.
|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 36 min|
|Average train ticket price||£40 (€46)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 1 h 36 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £25, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Birmingham to Reading from £25. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Book your CrossCountry Birmingham to Reading train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Birmingham to Reading routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Birmingham to Reading is 81 miles (130 km), and the best price for a one-way Birmingham - Reading CrossCountry train ticket starts at £25 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!
CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Birmingham to Reading:
Some of the Birmingham train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading and Reading West.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arriving in Reading.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Birmingham New Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Birmingham.
The most popular arrival train station, Reading, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Reading.
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