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Manchester to Reading by bus

The journey from Manchester to Reading by bus is 149.86 mi and takes 5 hrs 11 mins. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 02:45 and the last at 23:40. It is possible to travel from Manchester to Reading by bus for as little as £9.36 or as much as £49.30. The best price for this journey is £9.36.

Lowest Price£9.36
Journey Duration5 hrs 11 mins
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price£9.36
Highest Price£49.30
First Departure02:45
Last Departure23:40
Distance149.86 mi
DepartureManchester
ArrivalReading
CarriersFlixBus, Megabus

Manchester to Reading Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Reading travel

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Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Reading

The cheapest Manchester - Reading bus tickets can be found for as low as £9.47 if you’re lucky, or £13.60 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £16.94.

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.

Services on board FlixBus and Megabus from Manchester to Reading
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Manchester to Reading CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
16.88kg
Bus
18.09kg
Flight
48.24kg
Car
38.59kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Reading?
A bus ticket from Manchester to Reading is £16.72. 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 £9.36.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Manchester to Reading is £9.36. 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 Manchester and Reading by bus?
Manchester to Reading is 149.86 mi.
How long does the bus between Manchester and Reading take?
Manchester to Reading is on average 5 hrs 11 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 5 mins.
Which companies operate from Manchester to Reading?
The bus journey from Manchester to Reading is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Manchester to Reading?
Manchester to Reading has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Manchester to Reading leave?
The earliest bus from Manchester to Reading departs at 02:45. 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 Manchester to Reading depart?
The latest bus from Manchester to Reading departs at 23:40. 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 Manchester 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 £9.36 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.
How many direct connections depart from Manchester to Reading?
There are on average 25 direct connection(s) from Manchester to go to Reading.
What's the fastest journey time between Manchester to Reading by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Manchester and Reading is 4 hrs 5 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Manchester to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Manchester and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Manchester to Reading by bus?
The bus journey from Manchester to Reading creates 18.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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