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Birmingham to Reading by bus

The journey from Birmingham to Reading by bus is 81.21 mi and takes 3 hrs 36 mins. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:20 and the last at 23:55. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Reading by bus for as little as £8.69 or as much as £61.17. The best price for this journey is £8.69.

Lowest Price£8.69
Journey Duration3 hrs 36 mins
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price£8.69
Highest Price£61.17
First Departure00:20
Last Departure23:55
Distance81.21 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalReading
CarriersFlixBus, Megabus

Birmingham to Reading Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

Your journey from Birmingham to Reading with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Birmingham to Reading. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Birmingham to Reading?

The cheapest bus tickets from Birmingham to Reading cost £8.69. On average, you can expect to spend around £20.85 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Birmingham to Reading.
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When you're traveling from Birmingham to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £20.85. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does the journey from Birmingham to Reading take by bus?

The average journey time is 3 hrs 36 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 81.21 mi from Birmingham to Reading. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Birmingham to Reading to take longer than 3 hrs 36 mins. The distance between Birmingham and Reading is around 81.21 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 hrs 36 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Reading take 2 hrs 0 mins. 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.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Reading take place each day?

If you want to get from Birmingham to Reading, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 23 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 14 direct journeys between Birmingham and Reading. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 9 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Reading. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Reading
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Reading.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Reading, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Reading.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Birmingham to Reading travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £6.06 to £18.88 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 68% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Reading

The cheapest Birmingham - Reading bus tickets can be found for as low as £9.64 if you’re lucky, or £18.98 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £40.13.

Find the best day to travel to Reading by bus

When travelling to Reading by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Megabus is a low-cost intercity bus service that operates in North America, Canada, and Europe. It was founded in 2003 and is owned by Stagecoach Group, a multinational transport company. Megabus retains its own brand in Britain and North America, but in Continental Europe, including France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands, its services have been rebranded as Flixbus since the acquisition by a German company in June 2016.

Services on board FlixBus, Megabus and National Express from Birmingham to Reading
Compare services on board when travelling from Birmingham to Reading by bus.
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Birmingham to Reading CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
9.15kg
Bus
9.8kg
Flight
26.14kg
Car
20.91kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Birmingham to Reading?
A bus ticket from Birmingham to Reading is £20.85. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £8.69.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Birmingham to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Reading is £8.69. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Reading by bus?
Birmingham to Reading is 81.21 mi.
How long does the bus between Birmingham and Reading take?
Birmingham to Reading is on average 3 hrs 36 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 0 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Reading?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Reading is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, Megabus and National Express.
How many bus connections per day go from Birmingham to Reading?
Birmingham to Reading has 23 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Birmingham to Reading leave?
The earliest bus from Birmingham to Reading departs at 00:20. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Birmingham to Reading depart?
The latest bus from Birmingham to Reading departs at 23:55. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Reading in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £8.69 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Birmingham to Reading?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Birmingham to go to Reading. You can go from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street, Five Ways and Birmingham Coach Station and you can arrive at Reading Station, Three Mile Cross Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride and Reading Calcott.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Reading?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Reading.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Reading by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Birmingham and Reading is 2 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Birmingham to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Birmingham and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Reading by bus?
The bus journey from Birmingham to Reading creates 9.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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