Cardiff to Reading by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cardiff to Reading by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Reading take around 1 hour and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 152 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Reading?
Direct trains from Cardiff to Reading have been found.
We usually find around 55 direct trains on the route from Cardiff to Reading every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 68 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Reading?
The Cardiff to Reading train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:12 and the last train is around 21:26.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 05:56, and the last at 20:55.
What's the Cardiff to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cardiff to Reading are $19.35.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $26 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $35. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Reading by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff 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.
Reading to Cardiff by train