How to get from Liverpool to Reading

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Travel Information to Reading from Liverpool

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 11 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £83 • 3 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 159 miles (256 km) by coach or train between Liverpool and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Liverpool to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Reading, which costs on average £19.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A coach journey is usually £64 less than a journey to Reading by train, which costs on average £83 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Liverpool to Reading is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 24 min.

Other travel options to Reading from Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Reading by coach can take on average 11 h 15 min.

You should expect to travel around 159 miles (256 km) from Liverpool to Reading.

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Reading is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Reading.

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Liverpool to Reading tickets on Omio for £19.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Liverpool to Reading tickets on Omio for £83.

Yes, there are direct services available between Liverpool and Reading with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Reading as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Liverpool to Reading.

Omio customers who travel from Liverpool to Reading often also extend their holiday to go to London, Luton or Stansted. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Reading and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £19 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £83 one way.

But we recommend booking Liverpool 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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