Cardiff to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Reading

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Cheapest

£25

Average

£35

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.

Great Western Railway
07:41Cardiff1h36 09:17Reading
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£251One-way
Great Western Railway
06:18Cardiff2h20 08:38Reading
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£261One-way
Great Western Railway
08:27Cardiff2h13 10:40Reading
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£351One-way
Great Western Railway
07:22Cardiff1h24 08:46Reading
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£431One-way
Great Western Railway
09:30Cardiff2h10 11:40Reading
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£471One-way

Train schedule Cardiff to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 13 August
Great Western Railway
06:18Cardiff2h20 08:38Reading
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Great Western Railway
07:22Cardiff1h24 08:46Reading
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Great Western Railway
07:41Cardiff1h36 09:17Reading
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Great Western Railway
08:27Cardiff2h13 10:40Reading
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Great Western Railway
09:30Cardiff2h10 11:40Reading
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Reading

Showing times and prices for 13 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 24 m

Average

1 h 56 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

153 km

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

Great Western Railway
07:22Cardiff1h24 08:46Reading
0 changes
£431One-way
Great Western Railway
07:41Cardiff1h36 09:17Reading
0 changes
£251One-way
Great Western Railway
09:30Cardiff2h10 11:40Reading
0 changes
£471One-way
Great Western Railway
08:27Cardiff2h13 10:40Reading
0 changes
£351One-way
Great Western Railway
06:18Cardiff2h20 08:38Reading
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£261One-way

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Reading

distanceDistance95 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€34)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Reading cover the 95 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 10 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £30, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Reading

Great Western Rail trains will get you to Reading from Cardiff from £25. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Great Western Rail

Find cheap tickets for Great Western Rail trains to Reading from Cardiff on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Cardiff to Reading train timetable from Great Western Rail, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 95 miles (153 km) trip to Reading from Cardiff, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains to Reading from Cardiff in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Great Western Rail trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the Great Western Rail train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Reading from Cardiff and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Cardiff and Reading with Great Western Rail!

Train information from Cardiff to Reading with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 54 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 50 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Reading.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Reading for some dates and times for as low as £25  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Reading train prices are on average £30  one way.
The Cardiff to Reading train distance is approximately 95 miles.
On average the train from Cardiff to Reading duration is 2 h 10 min  for the 95 miles long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Cardiff Central   to Reading.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Cardiff Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Reading, called Reading, is located around 0.2 miles (420 m) away from its city centre.

For the route from Cardiff to Reading you can take a train with Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Reading from Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The first train from Cardiff to Reading leaves at 06: 18   and the last train for this leaves at 15: 54. Omio shows you the latest train from Cardiff to Reading timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Reading from Cardiff within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Cardiff to Reading a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Reading
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Reading from Cardiff.
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ParkingParking
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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