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from Birmingham to Reading

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Travel Information between Birmingham and Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £67
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £14 • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £67 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 81 miles (130 km) to Reading from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Reading

Travel 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 Birmingham to Reading.

How do I travel to Reading from Birmingham?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Birmingham to Reading. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Reading from Birmingham?

The cheapest way from Birmingham to Reading is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Reading:

A coach is about £53 less than a train, which costs on average £67 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get from Birmingham to Reading?

The quickest way to travel between Birmingham and Reading is by train, which takes on average 1 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 15 min   of travel time.

How far is Reading from Birmingham?

The Birmingham to Reading distance is approximately 81 miles (130 km).

How many services a day are there from Birmingham to Reading?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Reading is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Birmingham and Reading as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Birmingham to Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Reading:

  • Coaches most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Reading at Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Reading.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Reading?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Birmingham to Reading, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Reading by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Birmingham to Reading for £14.
  • Cross Country can get you to Reading by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Cross Country from Birmingham to Reading for £67 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Reading from Birmingham ends?

Your journey from Birmingham to Reading doesn't have to end in Reading. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Luton or Stansted. If you’d like to add London, Luton or Stansted to your Birmingham to Reading trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Reading today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets between Birmingham and Reading online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £14 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £67 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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