Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Reading

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

£74

Average

£127

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 Liverpool to Reading will cost around £ 127 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 74.

Cheapest
20:48Liverpool Lime Street4h23 01:11Reading
2 changes
£741One-way
10:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 13:41Reading
1 changes
£1141One-way
08:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 11:41Reading
1 changes
£1201One-way
09:07Liverpool Lime Street3h35 12:42Reading
1 changes
£1201One-way
08:47Liverpool Lime Street3h24 12:11Reading
2 changes
£1661One-way

Train schedule Liverpool to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 27 May
08:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 11:41Reading
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08:47Liverpool Lime Street3h24 12:11Reading
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09:07Liverpool Lime Street3h35 12:42Reading
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10:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 13:41Reading
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10:47Liverpool Lime Street3h24 14:11Reading
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20:48Liverpool Lime Street4h23 01:11Reading
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Fri
27 May
£114West Midlands Railway
£22Megabus
Sun
29 May
£87Avanti West Coast
£22Megabus
Mon
30 May
£58West Midlands Railway
£22Megabus
Tue
31 May
£75Avanti West Coast
£22Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£58West Midlands Railway
£22Megabus

Fastest train times from Liverpool to Reading

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

256 km

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

Fastest
08:47Liverpool Lime Street3h24 12:11Reading
2 changes
£1661One-way
Fastest
10:47Liverpool Lime Street3h24 14:11Reading
2 changes
£1661One-way
08:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 11:41Reading
1 changes
£1201One-way
10:07Liverpool Lime Street3h34 13:41Reading
1 changes
£1141One-way
09:07Liverpool Lime Street3h35 12:42Reading
1 changes
£1201One-way

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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Reading

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Liverpool to Reading cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 32 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £58, but the average price of train tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Liverpool to Reading

Find the best trains from Liverpool to Reading with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £58. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

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

Looking for trains to Reading from Liverpool? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 159 miles (256 km) journey from Liverpool to Reading. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry 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 Liverpool to Reading routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains to Reading from Liverpool, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Liverpool - Reading train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

Liverpool to Reading train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 20 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Liverpool and Reading are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains to Reading from Liverpool cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Liverpool and Reading to cost as little as £58  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Liverpool to Reading?

The Liverpool to Reading train ticket price is on average £75  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is it from Liverpool to Reading by train?

The Liverpool to Reading train distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km).

How many hours does it take from Liverpool to Reading by train?

The train time between Liverpool and Reading is on average 3 h 32 min  for the 159 miles (256 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Liverpool and Reading by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in Liverpool goes to Reading? Which train station do I come into Reading from Liverpool?

When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers book a train from Liverpool Lime Street   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Liverpool to go to Reading? Where is the train station in Reading located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Liverpool Lime Street, located approximately 0.4 miles (692 m) from the city centre of Liverpool. The most popular arrival train station in Reading, called Reading, is located around 0.2 miles (420 m) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Liverpool to Reading?

If you're looking for trains from Liverpool to Reading, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Reading. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Liverpool to Reading route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Liverpool and Reading?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Liverpool to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Liverpool to Reading? When is the last train from Liverpool to Reading?

You can take the first train from Liverpool to Reading at 07: 05   or take the last train from Liverpool to Reading leaving at 19: 47. Look for the latest Liverpool Reading train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How early should I buy Liverpool to Reading train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Liverpool to Reading is on average £75 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Liverpool and Reading available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool
Reading
Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool 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 Liverpool for your journey to Reading.
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transport options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern