Birmingham to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£34

Average

£59

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.

Cheapest
06:04Birmingham New Street1h39 07:43Reading
0 changes
£341One-way
08:04Birmingham New Street1h36 09:40Reading
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£561One-way
07:04Birmingham New Street1h42 08:46Reading
0 changes
£561One-way
05:15Birmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09Reading
2 changes
£741One-way
06:10Birmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39Reading
2 changes
£741One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 June
05:15Birmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09Reading
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06:04Birmingham New Street1h39 07:43Reading
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06:10Birmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39Reading
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07:04Birmingham New Street1h42 08:46Reading
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08:04Birmingham New Street1h36 09:40Reading
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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 36 m

Average

1 h 52 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

131 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Birmingham for Reading every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:04Birmingham New Street1h36 09:40Reading
0 changes
£561One-way
06:04Birmingham New Street1h39 07:43Reading
0 changes
£341One-way
07:04Birmingham New Street1h42 08:46Reading
0 changes
£561One-way
05:15Birmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09Reading
2 changes
£741One-way
06:10Birmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39Reading
2 changes
£741One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£39 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency29 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersChiltern Railways or Cross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 35 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways or Cross Country. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £39, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways trains Birmingham to Reading

You can travel by train to Reading from Birmingham with CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways for as low as £27. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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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.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket to Reading from Birmingham online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Reading from Birmingham as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains to Reading from Birmingham start at £27 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Birmingham to Reading. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Birmingham to Reading CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Birmingham to Reading train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 37 min
  • Average Price: £27
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train between Birmingham and Reading: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your Chiltern Railways train to Reading from Birmingham online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Chiltern Railways train between Birmingham and Reading, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Chiltern Railways train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 81 miles (130 km) trip to Reading from Birmingham as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Reading from Birmingham, you can check straight away if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Chiltern Railways Birmingham to Reading train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Reading

    Travel by train 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
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Reading from Birmingham for as low as £27  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Birmingham to Reading train prices are on average £39  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Birmingham and Reading via train to be approximately 81 miles (130 km).
    The Birmingham to Reading train duration is on average 1 h 35 min, which is to be expected when travelling 81 miles (130 km) between Birmingham and Reading. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. When you arrive in Reading, your train can arrive in train stations including Reading, Reading West and Reading.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Reading.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre of Birmingham.

    The most popular arrival train station, Reading, is located 0.2 miles (420 m) away from the city centre of Reading.

    For the trip from Birmingham to Reading you can take a train with Chiltern Railways or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Birmingham and Reading on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Birmingham to Reading with Cross Country, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Reading is 29 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Birmingham at 05: 04. The last train leaves from Birmingham at 21: 04. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Birmingham to Reading and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book Birmingham to Reading train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £39. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Reading from Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Birmingham
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    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.
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    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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    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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    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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