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Trains 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 train?

When you're traveling from Birmingham to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 309.56. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 62, 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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 train

Best price £ 62
Journey duration 37 min
Connections per day 49
First departure 11:55
Last departure 00:43
Distance 81.4 mi
Departure Birmingham
Arrival Reading
Carriers Nationalrail, CrossCountry, West midlands railway, Cross country, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Avanti West Coast, Tube, Crossrail

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
£ 62
Maximum price
£ 65,884.59

Birmingham - Reading


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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 does the journey from Birmingham to Reading take by train?

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 37 min. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Reading take 2 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?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Birmingham to Reading leaving at 11:55. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 00:43.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Birmingham to Reading route?

You will be able to leave Birmingham by using stations such as Birmingham New Street [ BHM ], Birmingham New Street, Shirley, Banbury, Birmingham Moor Street, Reading, Leamington Spa, Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Londres Paddington. These connect you to stations including Reading [ RDG ], Reading, Birmingham Moor Street, Shirley, Leamington Spa, Oxford, Birmingham New Street, Banbury, Didcot Parkway and London Paddington in Reading. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Birmingham or in Reading, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Birmingham leave for Reading?

On average, there are 49 daily departures from Birmingham 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 91 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include CrossCountry, West midlands railway, Cross country, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Avanti West Coast, Tube and Crossrail, 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 49 departures from Birmingham which travel directly to Reading. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.


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