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Planning to travel from Reading to Birmingham? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

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

When you're traveling from Reading to Birmingham, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 34.81. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 23.42, 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.

Journey Details

Best price £ 23.42
Journey duration 9 h 56 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 14:15
Last departure 15:50
Distance 81.4 mi
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National Express
Duration: 10 h 35 min
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride - Birmingham Airport Bus Station
15:50 - 02:25
£ 34.21

How much time will it take to go from Reading to Birmingham by bus?

The distance between Reading and Birmingham 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 9 h 56 min. However, the fastest routes between Reading and Birmingham take 5 h 10 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 the first and last departures from Reading to Birmingham leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Reading to Birmingham, which usually leaves at 14:15. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 15:50. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

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

The route from Reading to Birmingham is served by providers including National Express. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 9 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Reading 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Reading to Birmingham, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.

Stations of departure

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Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride

Destination stations

Coach Station
Birmingham Airport Bus Station
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