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Train Information between Reading and Birmingham

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Reading to Birmingham cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 1 h 33 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies

Train from Reading to Birmingham with CrossCountry

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets between Reading and Birmingham from £32 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

CrossCountry

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Reading and Birmingham online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Reading to Birmingham as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Reading to Birmingham start at £32 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Reading to Birmingham. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Reading to Birmingham CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry from Reading to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 21 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Reading and Birmingham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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

Trains from Reading to Birmingham

Trains from Reading to Birmingham are provided by Chiltern Railways, Virgin trains, and CrossCountry. Most CrossCountry services are direct but some may have one change at Oxford. Trains from other providers will have 2-3 changes. The first service of the morning leaves after 6:00 a.m., with regular services throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening. Direct services last around 1.5 hours, and indirect services may take up to 6 hours. The last train leaves before 4:00 a.m. Trains from Reading to Birmingham depart from the centrally located Reading Train Station on Blagrave Street. They arrive at both Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham New Street stations.

Travel Tips

Trains from Reading to Birmingham
Travel by train to Birmingham 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 Reading to Birmingham.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Reading to Birmingham cost?
You can find a cheap train from Reading to Birmingham for some dates and times for as low as £32  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Reading to Birmingham?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Reading to Birmingham train price to come in at an average of £33  one way.
How many miles is it from Reading to Birmingham by train?
The distance between Reading and Birmingham by train is approximately 81 miles (130 km).
What is the average Reading to Birmingham train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 81 miles (130 km) between Reading and Birmingham can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Reading to Birmingham is on average 1 h 33 min.
When travelling by train from Reading to Birmingham, which train station in Reading do I depart from and which train station in Birmingham do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Reading to Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Reading and Reading West. Your journey can end in train stations such as Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading   and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Where is the departure train station in Reading located? Where is the arrival train station in Birmingham located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Reading and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Birmingham New Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Birmingham.

What train companies offer a service from Reading to Birmingham?
For the route from Reading to Birmingham you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Reading to Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there to Birmingham from Reading?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Reading to Birmingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Reading to Birmingham? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Reading to Birmingham train departs at 07: 15   and the last train from Reading to Birmingham leaves at 11: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Reading to Birmingham train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets from Reading to Birmingham to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Birmingham from Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Reading to Birmingham a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Reading
Birmingham
Reading is the most popular Reading 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 Reading for your journey to Birmingham.