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 Cardiff to Reading will cost around £ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.
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1 h 25 m
1 h 41 m
Trains per day
Of the 9 trains that leave Cardiff for Reading every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 153 km distance in an average of 1 h 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 25 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 13 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.
|Distance||95 miles (153 km)|
|Average train ticket price||£40 (€46)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Great Western Railway|
Trains from Cardiff to Reading cover the 95 miles (153 km) long journey taking on average 2 h with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Reading.
There are a few train stations in Cardiff to start your trip from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). In Reading you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Reading and Reading West.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Reading.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Reading most often arrive at Reading and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.
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