Chester to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Chester to Reading

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun





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.

Cross Country
08:54Chester3h47 12:41Reading
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Train schedule Chester to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 June
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08:54Chester3h47 12:41Reading
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Fastest train times from Chester to Reading

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 47 m


3 h 47 m

Trains per day



233 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Chester for Reading every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
08:54Chester3h47 12:41Reading
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Overview: Train from Chester to Reading

distanceDistance144 miles (232 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£89 (€98)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Chester to Reading cover the 144 miles (232 km) long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £89, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £89. Travellers depart most frequently from Chester and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Chester to Reading

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between Chester and Reading from £89 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.


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

One of the best ways to travel to Reading from Chester is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Chester to Reading by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Chester to Reading route. You can expect to travel 144 miles (232 km) from Chester to Reading on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Reading from Chester, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Reading from Chester!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Chester 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 Chester to Reading.
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Chester and Reading for as little as £89  in the next 7 days.
    The Chester to Reading train ticket price is on average £89  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    The Chester to Reading train distance is approximately 144 miles (232 km).
    On average the train from Chester to Reading duration is 3 h 17 min  for the 144 miles (232 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Chester   and arriving in Reading.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Chester and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 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 0.2 miles (420 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    For the best Chester to Reading train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Reading from Chester to compare what amenities they may offer.
    The average number of trains departing Chester for Reading is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Chester to Reading train departs at 07: 35   and the last train from Chester to Reading leaves at 18: 01. Check out the most up-to-date Chester to Reading train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you book Chester to Reading train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £89. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Reading from Chester. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Chester is Chester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Chester for your trip between Chester and Reading.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +44 3450507080
    Public transport options for Chester
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the bus stop outside the station front

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