Southampton to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Reading

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Cheapest

£12

Average

£20

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.

Cross Country
07:15Southampton0h50 08:05Reading
0 changes
£121One-way
Cross Country
19:15Southampton0h52 20:07Reading
0 changes
£191One-way
South Western Railway
14:00Southampton1h15 15:15Reading
0 changes
£251One-way
South Western Railway
09:30Southampton1h15 10:45Reading
0 changes
£251One-way

Train schedule Southampton to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 August
Cross Country
07:15Southampton0h50 08:05Reading
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South Western Railway
09:30Southampton1h15 10:45Reading
0 changes
South Western Railway
14:00Southampton1h15 15:15Reading
0 changes
Cross Country
19:15Southampton0h52 20:07Reading
0 changes

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Fastest train times from Southampton to Reading

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 3 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

68 km

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

Cross Country
07:15Southampton0h50 08:05Reading
0 changes
£121One-way
Cross Country
19:15Southampton0h52 20:07Reading
0 changes
£191One-way
South Western Railway
09:30Southampton1h15 10:45Reading
0 changes
£251One-way
South Western Railway
14:00Southampton1h15 15:15Reading
0 changes
£251One-way

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Reading

distanceDistance42 miles
durationAverage train duration50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£19 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service

Trains from Southampton to Reading cover the 42 miles long trip taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £19, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry and South Western Railway trains Southampton to Reading

You can travel by train between Southampton and Reading with CrossCountry and South Western Railway for as low as £12. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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South Western Railway

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

Book your CrossCountry Southampton to Reading train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Southampton to Reading routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Reading from Southampton is 42 miles (68 km), and the best price for a one-way Southampton - Reading CrossCountry train ticket starts at £12 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Southampton to Reading train information:

  • Average Duration: 50 min
  • Average Price: £12
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

If you're looking for cheap South Western Railway tickets between Southampton and Reading, check out Omio! With one-way Southampton to Reading train ticket prices starting as low as £25 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Reading from Southampton by showing you the latest South Western Railway offers, train timetables and tickets for this 42 miles (68 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with South Western Railway. If you search for South Western Railway tickets between Southampton and Reading in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Southampton and Reading on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with South Western Railway so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

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.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Reading from Southampton for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Southampton to Reading train prices are on average £19  one way.
The Southampton to Reading train distance is approximately 42 miles.
The train time from Southampton to Reading is on average 50 min  for the 42 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go to Reading from Southampton by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Southampton, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers book a train from Southampton Central   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Southampton Central and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Reading most often arrive at Reading and need to travel around 0.2 miles (420 m) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Southampton to Reading, you can rely on Cross Country, South Western Railway or First Great Western Service to get you to Reading. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Southampton to Reading route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 9 direct trains a day from Southampton to Reading. If you’re looking for a direct train from Southampton to Reading, consider travelling with Cross Country. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
On average, there are 24 trains a day from Southampton to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Southampton to Reading train departs at 06: 15   and the last train from Southampton to Reading leaves at 18: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Southampton to Reading train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find a train between Southampton and Reading to cost on average £19 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Southampton to Reading train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton
Reading
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.
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Public transport options for Southampton Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
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Public transport options for Southampton Airport Parkway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Through Journeys: Station Forecourt Bus Stop off Wide Lane (A335) Terminating Journeys: Car Park at Eastleigh end, off Wide Lane (A335)

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