Liverpool to Reading by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Liverpool to Reading by train
Fast trains from Liverpool to Reading take around 3 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Liverpool and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Liverpool to Reading?
Journeys between Liverpool and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Liverpool 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 41 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Liverpool to Reading?
The Liverpool to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Liverpool to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Liverpool around 05:26 and the last train is around 21:34.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Liverpool around 06:32, and the last at 21:34.
What's the Liverpool to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Liverpool to Reading are $41.93.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $41 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $49. 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading by train.
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Which train companies operate between Liverpool and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Liverpool to Reading, 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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