Reading to Barnstaple by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:57
  • Last train
    00:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr

Travelling from Reading to Barnstaple by train

The fastest trains from Reading to Barnstaple take around 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Barnstaple.

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

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Reading to Barnstaple every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 34 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Barnstaple is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 07:57 and the last train is around 00:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 07:58, and the last at 00:48.

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

When to book Reading to Barnstaple 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 Reading to Barnstaple by train.

Which trains operate between Reading and Barnstaple?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Reading to Barnstaple, 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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