Reading to Birmingham by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Birmingham by train
Fast trains from Reading to Birmingham take around 1 hour and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 130 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Birmingham.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Birmingham?
Direct trains from Reading to Birmingham have been found.
We usually find around 34 direct trains on the route from Reading to Birmingham every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Birmingham?
The Reading to Birmingham train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Birmingham train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Birmingham is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 21:45.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Reading to Birmingham train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Birmingham are $18.47.
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 Reading to Birmingham 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 Birmingham by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Birmingham?
CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Reading to Birmingham.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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