How to get from Bristol to Reading

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from Bristol to Reading

You can get from Bristol to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bristol to Reading on 23 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00Bristol Temple Meads1h09 11:09Reading
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10:00Bristol Temple Meads1h09 11:09Reading
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09:30Bristol Temple Meads1h10 10:40Reading
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09:32Bristol Temple Meads1h13 10:45Reading
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09:00Bristol Temple Meads1h14 10:14Reading
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Travel Information to Reading from Bristol

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £33
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £33 • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Travel 69 miles (112 km) by coach or train from Bristol to Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bristol to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol 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 Bristol to Reading.

There are 2 travel options from Bristol to Reading: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Bristol to Reading is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £27 compared to other travel options to Reading:

A coach is generally £6 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £33 from Bristol to Reading.

The quickest way to travel from Bristol to Reading is by train, which takes on average 1 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 20 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km) from Bristol to Reading.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Reading is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to Reading:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Bristol, City Centre to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Reading.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Reading by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Bristol to Reading for £27.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway Bristol to Reading tickets on Omio for £33.

Yes, there are direct routes from Bristol to Reading with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Reading with.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Reading with Great Western Railway.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Reading tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Bristol to Reading don't make Reading their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Luton or Stansted, either of which you could add to your Bristol and Reading trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Reading to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £27 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £33 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bristol 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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