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What's the best way to get from Bath to Reading? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Bath to Reading, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much does it cost to get from Bath to Reading by bus?

On average, a bus ticket from Bath to Reading will cost you £ 35.25. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 16.12. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 16.12
Journey duration 4 h 21 min
Connections per day 5
First departure 05:45
Last departure 05:59
Distance 60.3 mi

Ticket price Bath - Reading every day

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National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 7 h 5 min
Bath, Bus Stn, Dorchester St - Reading
05:55 - 13:00
£ 51.30
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 7 h 1 min
Bath (London Rd) - Reading
05:59 - 13:00
£ 51.30

How long is the journey from Bath to Reading by bus?

The distance between Bath and Reading is around 60.3 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 h 21 min. However, the fastest routes between Bath and Reading take 1 h 31 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Bath to Reading?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bath to Reading, which usually leaves at 05:45. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 05:59. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Bath to Reading are there every day?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Bath to Reading. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 8 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include National Express and First Badgerline, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 4 departures from Bath which travel directly to Reading. There are 1 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Bath (London Rd)
Bath London Road
Bath Bus Station
3 London Rd
Bath, Bus Stn, Dorchester St

Destination stations

Bath Road
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride
Mereoak P&R

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