Birmingham to Reading train

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Reading is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
06:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
07:45Reading station (RDG)
£581One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:45Reading station (RDG)
£751One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:202h20
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
09:40Reading station (RDG)
£801One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
06:152h24
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
08:39Reading station (RDG)
£831One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:212h53
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Reading station (RDG)
£1201One-way
2 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 April
Cross Country
06:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
07:45Reading station (RDG)
0 changes
Great Western Railway
06:152h24
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
08:39Reading station (RDG)
2 changes
Cross Country
07:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:45Reading station (RDG)
0 changes
Cross Country
07:202h20
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
09:40Reading station (RDG)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
07:212h53
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Reading station (RDG)
2 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 42 m

Average

2 h 12 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

131 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Birmingham for Reading every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
06:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
07:45Reading station (RDG)
£581One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
07:031h42
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:45Reading station (RDG)
£751One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:202h20
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
09:40Reading station (RDG)
£801One-way
1 change
Great Western Railway
06:152h24
Birmingham Moor Street (BMO)
08:39Reading station (RDG)
£831One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:212h53
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Reading station (RDG)
£1201One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or Great Western Rail

Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 34 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £22, but the average price of train tickets is £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways trains Birmingham to Reading

You can travel by train from Birmingham to Reading with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways for as low as £25. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Reading you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Birmingham to Reading train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 35 min
  • Cheapest Price: £25
  • CrossCountry frequency: 25 a day

FAQs: Birmingham to Reading train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham to Reading 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 Birmingham to Reading.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Reading can start from as little as £22 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Reading is £45; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Birmingham to Reading train time is 1 h 34 min   covering the 81 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 05: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 22: 17.
There are 25 trains a day from Birmingham to Reading which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Birmingham to Reading train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Reading from Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 17.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading Green Park.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0.2 miles (417 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Reading by train is November.
You have options as you can travel from Birmingham to Reading 2 different ways: coach or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Reading

Birmingham
Reading
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Reading.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
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