Barnstaple to Reading by train

  • First train
    06:58
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 48m
  • Distance
    219 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 41m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Barnstaple to Reading by train

Fast trains from Barnstaple to Reading take around 2 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnstaple and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnstaple to Reading?

Journeys between Barnstaple and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Barnstaple to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnstaple to Reading?

The Barnstaple to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnstaple to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Barnstaple around 06:58 and the last train is around 22:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnstaple around 07:05, and the last at 00:05.

When to book Barnstaple to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barnstaple to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnstaple and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barnstaple to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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