Reading to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Reading to Cardiff take around 1 hour and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 152 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Cardiff?
Direct trains from Reading to Cardiff have been found.
We usually find around 64 direct trains on the route from Reading to Cardiff every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 68 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Cardiff?
The Reading to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 05:54 and the last train is around 00:10.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 08:11, and the last at 00:10.
What's the Reading to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Cardiff are $20.70.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $43 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $50. 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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