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from Reading to Manchester

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Travel Information from Reading to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £84
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £65 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) to Manchester from Reading. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Reading to Manchester.

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How do you get from Reading to Manchester?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Reading to Manchester. You can take a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Reading to Manchester the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Reading to Manchester, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A coach is £48 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Reading to Manchester costing on average £65.

A coach is generally £67 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £84 from Reading to Manchester.

What is the fastest way to Manchester from Reading?

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 8 min.

How far is it from Reading to Manchester?

The distance from Reading to Manchester is approximately 149 miles (240 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Reading to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Reading to Manchester is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Reading to Manchester?

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

  • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Reading to Manchester for £65 on Omio.
  • Travel with Megabus to go to Manchester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Reading to Manchester tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Manchester by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Reading to Manchester for £84.
Is there a direct service from Reading to Manchester?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Manchester with British Airways.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Manchester with Megabus.

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

Where should I go next after I travel from Reading to Manchester?
Your journey from Reading to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Reading to Manchester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Manchester from Reading online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Reading to Manchester, 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 plane ticket is on average £65 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £17 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £84 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Reading to Manchester 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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