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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Cardiff to Reading. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Cardiff to Reading by train?

When you're traveling from Cardiff to Reading, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 40.89. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 29, 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.

Journey Details

Best price £ 29
Journey duration 2 h 1 min
Connections per day 36
First departure 07:00
Last departure 21:20
Distance 95 mi
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
10:33 - 13:29
£ 38.76
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Transport For Wales
Duration: 2 h 59 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
18:33 - 21:32
£ 38.76
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 41 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
10:04 - 11:45
£ 38.80
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 41 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
11:04 - 12:45
£ 38.80
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 40 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
12:04 - 13:44
£ 38.80
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 41 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
13:04 - 14:45
£ 38.80
Transport For Wales-logo
Transport For Wales
Duration: 1 h 40 min
Cardiff Queen Street - Reading
14:04 - 15:44
£ 38.80

How long does the journey from Cardiff to Reading take by train?

The distance between Cardiff and Reading is around 95.7 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 1 min. However, the fastest routes between Cardiff and Reading take 1 h 23 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.

What time are the departures from Cardiff to Reading?

The first journey of the day departs from Cardiff at 07:00. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 21:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cardiff and Reading. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use to travel from Cardiff to Reading?

You can depart from Cardiff at stations such as Cardiff Central [ CDF ], Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Reading at the following stations: Reading [ RDG ] and Reading. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cardiff and Reading. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Cardiff to Reading are there every day?

If you want to get from Cardiff to Reading, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail and Great Western Railway. You will find a maximum number of 40 departures per day. On average, there are 36 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 9 direct journeys between Cardiff and Reading. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 27 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.

Stations of departure

Cardiff Central [ CDF ]
Cardiff Central
Cardiff Queen Street

Destination stations

Reading [ RDG ]
Reading
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