Reading to Birmingham train

Cheap train tickets from Reading to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Cheapest

£34

Average

£59

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
10:15Reading1h34 11:49Birmingham New Street
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£341One-way
08:41Reading2h44 11:25Birmingham New Street
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£611One-way
08:15Reading1h34 09:49Birmingham New Street
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£691One-way
09:13Reading1h35 10:48Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£741One-way

Train schedule Reading to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 May
08:15Reading1h34 09:49Birmingham New Street
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08:41Reading2h44 11:25Birmingham New Street
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09:13Reading1h35 10:48Birmingham New Street
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10:15Reading1h34 11:49Birmingham New Street
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Fastest train times from Reading to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 18 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 34 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

131 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Reading for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
10:15Reading1h34 11:49Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£341One-way
Fastest
08:15Reading1h34 09:49Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£691One-way
09:13Reading1h35 10:48Birmingham New Street
0 changes
£741One-way
08:41Reading2h44 11:25Birmingham New Street
2 changes
£611One-way

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Overview: Train from Reading to Birmingham

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Chiltern Railways

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 or Chiltern Railways. 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 £33, but the average price of train tickets is £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways trains Reading to Birmingham

Find the best trains from Reading to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and Chiltern Railways from £33. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Chiltern Railways
CrossCountry

Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from Reading to Birmingham: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.

Looking to travel by train between Reading and Birmingham? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Chiltern Railways. Check Omio to see current Chiltern Railways train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Reading to Birmingham train and book Chiltern Railways tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Reading and Birmingham, you can expect to travel 81 miles (130 km) one-way with Chiltern Railways. If you search for trains between Reading and Birmingham in the Omio app, you can check if the Chiltern Railways 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Chiltern Railways, we do the work for you to get you safely to Birmingham from Reading. Book that perfect Reading to Birmingham train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Chiltern Railways!

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

    Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Reading and Birmingham for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Reading to Birmingham train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Reading - Birmingham route and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Reading to Birmingham by train is 81 miles (130 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as £33 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Birmingham from Reading in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Reading - Birmingham train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

    Reading to Birmingham train information with CrossCountry:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 13 min
    • Average Price: £33
    • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

    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
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Reading and Birmingham for as low as £33  for the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Birmingham from Reading is £45  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km)  between Reading and Birmingham by train.
    The train time between Reading and Birmingham is on average 1 h 33 min  for the 81 miles (130 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Reading to Birmingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Reading, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Reading, Reading West and Reading. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your trip in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International.

    Omio customers book a train from Reading   to Birmingham New Street   most frequently for this route.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Reading, is located 0.2 miles (420 m) from the city centre of Reading.

    The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre of Birmingham.

    When taking a train from Reading to Birmingham, you can count on Cross Country or Chiltern Railways for the best way to get you to Birmingham. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Birmingham from Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    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.
    You can take the first train from Reading to Birmingham at 05: 15   or take the last train from Reading to Birmingham leaving at 22: 05. Look for the latest Reading Birmingham train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    If you purchase Reading to Birmingham train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £45. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Reading to Birmingham. 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

    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.

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