|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£12 - £58|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £12 • 2 h|
|Fastest mode||Train • £58 • 1 h 32 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus or West Midlands Railway|
Travel 81 miles (130 km) by coach or train from Reading to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Reading to Birmingham.
There are 2 ways that you can travel between Reading and Birmingham. You can take a coach or train.
The cheapest way from Reading to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:
A coach is generally £46 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £58 from Reading to Birmingham.
The fastest way from Reading to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 32 min.
Other travel options between Reading and Birmingham can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h of travel time.
The distance between Reading and Birmingham is around 81 miles (130 km).
The average frequency per day from Reading to Birmingham is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Reading and Birmingham 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 Reading to Birmingham:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Reading to Birmingham with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.
Before travelling from Reading to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Reading to Birmingham 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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