Reading to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Reading to Manchester take around 3 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 240 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Manchester?
Direct trains from Reading to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Reading to Manchester every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Manchester?
The Reading to Manchester train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 20:15.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Reading to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Manchester are $42.16.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $42 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $52. 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 Manchester 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 Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Manchester?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Reading to Manchester.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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