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Train Information to Reading from Southampton

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Southampton to Reading cover the 42 miles (68 km) long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Reading.

Train companies

Crosscountry Railways Southampton – Reading

For as little as £11 you can travel by train from Southampton to Reading with Crosscountry Railways. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Crosscountry Railways

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Southampton to Reading, check Omio for Crosscountry Railways trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 42 miles (68 km) route from Southampton to Reading, Omio makes it easier than ever to find Crosscountry Railways trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current Crosscountry Railways train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Southampton to Reading as well as relevant ticket information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and book your Crosscountry Railways train on Omio. If you search for trains from Southampton to Reading in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Crosscountry Railways tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. With prices for Crosscountry Railways trains between Southampton and Reading starting at £11, buy your official Crosscountry Railways tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

When you buy your Crosscountry Railways train tickets from Southampton to Reading 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

Travel Tips

Trains from Southampton 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 Southampton to Reading.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Southampton to Reading?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Southampton to Reading for as low as £11  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Southampton to Reading?
The Southampton to Reading train ticket price is on average £13  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance to Reading from Southampton via train?
The train distance from Southampton to Reading is around 42 miles (68 km).
What is the average Southampton to Reading train duration?
The Southampton to Reading train duration is on average 49 min, which is to be expected when travelling 42 miles (68 km) from Southampton to Reading. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Southampton to Reading, which train station in Southampton do I depart from and which train station in Reading do I arrive in?

Some of the Southampton train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading and Reading West.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Southampton Central   and arriving in Reading.

Where is the Southampton train station located? Where is the Reading train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Southampton Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Southampton.

The most popular arrival train station, Reading, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Reading.

What train providers offer a service between Southampton and Reading?
Take the Southampton to Reading train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Southampton to Reading as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Southampton to Reading a day?
The average number of trains departing Southampton for Reading is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Southampton to Reading?
The first train from Southampton to Reading leaves at 07: 12   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Southampton to Reading schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy Southampton to Reading train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Southampton to Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Southampton to Reading a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton 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 Southampton for your journey to Reading.