Birmingham to Reading by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Birmingham to Reading by train
Fast trains from Birmingham to Reading take around 1 hour and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 130 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Reading?
Direct trains from Birmingham to Reading have been found.
We usually find around 33 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Reading every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Reading?
The Birmingham to Reading train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Birmingham to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:04 and the last train is around 22:04.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 06:04, and the last at 21:04.
What's the Birmingham to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Reading are $14.08.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $22 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $29. 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Reading by train.
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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Reading?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Birmingham to Reading.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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