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Bus Birmingham to Reading: Times, Prices and Tickets

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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 much does it cost to get from Birmingham to Reading by bus?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 34.54. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 13.13, but it all depends on how you travel. 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.

Birmingham to Reading by bus

Best price £ 13.13
Journey duration 3 h 57 min
Connections per day 19
First departure 03:20
Last departure 18:45
Distance 81.4 mi
Departure Birmingham
Arrival Reading
Carriers National Express, Megabus, Bus, Great Western Railway

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
£ 13.13
Maximum price
£ 8,616.95

Birmingham - Reading


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Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 64.40

Friday, June 17th 2022
Great Western Railway-logo
Reading - Oxford
22:18 - 22:43
Great Western Railway
CO2: 0.37kg
By Bus

£ 20.59

Monday, June 20th 2022
Brunel Street - Station North Interchange (stop ND)
15:50 - 18:05
2h 15min
CO2: 4.59kg

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Reading by bus?

The distance between Birmingham and Reading is around 81.4 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 h 57 min. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Reading take 8 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.

When do departures from Birmingham to Reading leave?

The first departure of the night from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 03:20, while the last journey sets out at 18:45. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Reading. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many times a day do journeys run from Birmingham to Reading?

You will be able to travel from Birmingham to Reading using companies such as National Express, Megabus, Bus and Great Western Railway. Combined, these providers offer an average of 19 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 52 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Birmingham to Reading using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 14 direct connections from Birmingham to Reading each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 5 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.


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