Ipswich to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:12
  • Last train
    22:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m
  • Distance
    160 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    39
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 48m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Ipswich to Reading by train

Fast trains from Ipswich to Reading take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ipswich and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Ipswich to Reading?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Ipswich to Reading 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 35 departures.

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

The Ipswich to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Ipswich around 05:12 and the last train is around 22:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ipswich around 06:09, and the last at 22:43.

When to book Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ipswich and Reading?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains

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

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