Reading to Liverpool by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Liverpool by train
Fast trains from Reading to Liverpool take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Liverpool.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Liverpool?
Journeys between Reading and Liverpool usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Reading to Liverpool 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 68 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Liverpool?
The Reading to Liverpool train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Liverpool train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Liverpool is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 21:51.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 00:10.
What's the Reading to Liverpool train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Liverpool are $40.36.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $50 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $61. 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 Reading to Liverpool 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 Liverpool by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Liverpool?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Liverpool, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Midland
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
- TransPennine Express
- 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.
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