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.
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1 h 36 m
1 h 52 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€43)|
|Train frequency||29 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Chiltern 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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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