Exeter to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Reading

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Cheapest

£56

Average

£62

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
10:48St James' Park2h10 12:58Reading
1 change
£561One-way
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12:42Exeter St Thomas2h16 14:58Reading
1 change
£561One-way
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10:51Exeter Central2h07 12:58Reading
1 change
£561One-way
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11:42Exeter St Thomas2h20 14:02Reading
1 change
£561One-way
Cheapest
10:43Exeter St Thomas2h15 12:58Reading
1 change
£561One-way

Train schedule Exeter to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 11 August
08:04Exeter Central2h41 10:45Reading
2 changes
08:09Exeter St Thomas2h36 10:45Reading
2 changes
08:50St James' Park2h08 10:58Reading
1 change
08:53Exeter Central2h05 10:58Reading
1 change
09:05Exeter St Thomas1h53 10:58Reading
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09:20St James' Park2h18 11:38Reading
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09:23Exeter Central2h15 11:38Reading
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09:49St James' Park2h12 12:01Reading
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09:52Exeter Central2h09 12:01Reading
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10:04Exeter St Thomas1h57 12:01Reading
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10:14Exeter Central2h31 12:45Reading
2 changes
10:43Exeter St Thomas2h15 12:58Reading
1 change
10:48St James' Park2h10 12:58Reading
1 change
10:51Exeter Central2h07 12:58Reading
1 change
11:42Exeter St Thomas2h20 14:02Reading
1 change
11:48St James' Park2h14 14:02Reading
1 change
12:42Exeter St Thomas2h16 14:58Reading
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12:48St James' Park2h10 14:58Reading
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Fastest train times from Exeter to Reading

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

Average

2 h 14 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

196 km

It's difficult to get from Exeter to Reading without changing at least once.

Fastest
09:05Exeter St Thomas1h53 10:58Reading
1 change
£771One-way
10:04Exeter St Thomas1h57 12:01Reading
1 change
£561One-way
08:53Exeter Central2h05 10:58Reading
1 change
£771One-way
10:51Exeter Central2h07 12:58Reading
1 change
£561One-way
08:50St James' Park2h08 10:58Reading
1 change
£771One-way

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Overview: Train from Exeter to Reading

distanceDistance122 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£42 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency23 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 23 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Exeter to Reading cover the 122 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 57 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £42, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Exeter to Reading

You can travel by train to Reading from Exeter with CrossCountry and Great Western Rail for as low as £32. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Looking for trains to Reading from Exeter? Great Western Rail is one of the best companies to travel with on the 122 miles (196 km) route between Exeter and Reading. As an official travel partner of Great Western Rail, Omio quickly shows you the latest Great Western Rail train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Exeter to Reading routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Great Western Rail train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Reading from Exeter, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Exeter - Reading train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Great Western Rail!

Great Western Rail from Exeter to Reading train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 55 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 23 a day

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Exeter and Reading with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes from Exeter to Reading as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Exeter to Reading train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Reading from Exeter on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 122 miles (196 km) trip between Exeter and Reading with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Exeter 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 Exeter to Reading.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Reading from Exeter for as low as £32  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Exeter to Reading train prices are on average £42  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Reading from Exeter via train to be approximately 122 miles.
    While the time it takes to travel 122 miles from Exeter to Reading can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Exeter to Reading is on average 1 h 57 min.

    Some of the Exeter train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading, Reading West and Reading.

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Exeter St Davids and travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Reading and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (420 m) from the train station to the city centre in Reading.

    When taking a train from Exeter to Reading, you can count on Cross Country, Great Western Railway or First Great Western Service for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Exeter to Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 23 trains a day from Exeter to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    If you prefer early morning trains from Exeter to Reading, the first train leaves at 06: 32. If you prefer late night trains from Exeter to Reading, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 44. Omio shows you the latest train from Exeter 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 companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Exeter and Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £42 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Exeter to Reading a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Exeter
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    Exeter St Davids is the most popular Exeter 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 Exeter for your journey to Reading.
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    Public transport options for Exeter St Davids
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus stop at the front of the station on Queens Street
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    Public transport options for Exeter St Thomas
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: To Exeter St Davids: Cowick Street bus stop by shopping precint. To Newton Abbot: Cowick Street bus stop outside the station

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