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.
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3 h 14 m
3 h 19 m
Trains per day
Of the 7 trains that leave Manchester for Reading every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||£64 (€72)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 12 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £64, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Reading.
Find the best trains from Manchester to Reading with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £41. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Reading from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train to Reading from Manchester, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this journey. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 149 miles (240 km) route between Manchester and Reading, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Manchester and Reading as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains between Manchester and Reading in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for CrossCountry trains to Reading from Manchester starting at £41, buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!
Train information from Manchester to Reading with CrossCountry:
When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading.
Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Reading most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 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.
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