Reading to Crewe by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    21:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    207 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    66
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 11m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Reading to Crewe by train

Fast trains from Reading to Crewe take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 207 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Crewe.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Crewe?

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

We usually find around 69 departures on the route from Reading to Crewe 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 62 departures.

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

The Reading to Crewe train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Crewe is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 21:45. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Reading to Crewe 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 Crewe by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Crewe?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • South Western Railway
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Crewe to Reading by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.