Cheltenham to Reading by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:53
  • Last train
    20:01
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 32m

Travelling from Cheltenham to Reading by train

The fastest trains from Cheltenham to Reading take around 1 hour and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 92 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cheltenham and Reading.

Direct trains run between Cheltenham and Reading.

We usually find around 12 direct trains on the route from Cheltenham to Reading every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Cheltenham around 05:53 and the last train is around 19:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cheltenham around 07:31, and the last at 20:01.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham to Reading by train.

Which trains operate between Cheltenham and Reading?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Cheltenham 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

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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