Manchester to Reading by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Reading by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Reading take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 240 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Reading?
Direct trains from Manchester to Reading have been found.
We usually find around 14 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Reading every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Reading?
The Manchester to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:11 and the last train is around 19:27.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Manchester to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Reading are $44.18.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $54, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Reading by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Reading?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Manchester 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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