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from Reading to Liverpool

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Travel Information to Liverpool from Reading

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £82
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 9 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £82 • 3 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 159 miles (256 km) by coach or train from Reading to Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Reading to Liverpool.

Travel Tips: Travel from Reading to Liverpool

Travel to Liverpool 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 Reading to Liverpool.

How do I travel to Liverpool from Reading?

There are 2 ways to get from Reading to Liverpool: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Reading to Liverpool is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A coach is generally £51 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £82 from Reading to Liverpool.

What is the fastest way to Liverpool from Reading?

The quickest way to travel from Reading to Liverpool is by train, which takes on average 3 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 9 h 25 min.

How many miles are between Reading and Liverpool

The Reading to Liverpool distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km).

How many services a day are there between Reading and Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Reading to Liverpool is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Reading and in Liverpool?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) to Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Reading to Liverpool depart from Reading to Liverpool Lime Street.

Which travel companies can take me from Reading to Liverpool?

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

  • National Express can take you to Liverpool by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Reading to Liverpool for £31.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Liverpool by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Reading to Liverpool for £82.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Reading to Liverpool?

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

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

When planning your trip between Reading and Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £31 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £82 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Liverpool from Reading online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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