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25/07/2024
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Glasgow to Reading by train

The journey from Glasgow to Reading by train is 333.3 mi and takes 4 hrs 43 mins. There are 34 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:40 and the last at 23:50. It is possible to travel from Glasgow to Reading by train for as little as £49.12 or as much as £465.72. The best price for this journey is £49.12.

Lowest Price£49.12
Journey Duration4 hrs 43 mins
Connection per Day34
Lowest Price£49.12
Highest Price£465.72
First Departure00:40
Last Departure23:50
Distance333.3 mi
DepartureGlasgow
ArrivalReading
CarriersCrossCountry, Avanti West CoastMore
Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Reading
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Reading.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Reading

The cheapest Glasgow - Reading train tickets can be found for as low as £29.15 if you’re lucky, or £31.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £35.20.

Find the best day to travel to Reading by train

When travelling to Reading by train, 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.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

National Rail is a network of railway companies that operate in England, Scotland, and Wales. It encompasses a network of train operators, including Train Operating Companies, open access operators, freight operating companies, and Network Rail. National Rail is managed and supported by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which provides essential business services to ensure the smooth operation and coordination of the railway industry.

Services on board Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway and Caledonian Sleeper from Glasgow to Reading
Compare services on board when travelling from Glasgow to Reading by train.
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Glasgow to Reading CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
37.55kg
Bus
40.23kg
Flight
107.28kg
Car
85.82kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Glasgow to Reading by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Glasgow and Reading are 37.55kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Glasgow and Reading? By taking the train between Glasgow and Reading you will save 69.73kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.68kg compared to a bus and 48.27kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Glasgow to Reading?
A train ticket from Glasgow to Reading is £273.18. 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 £49.12.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Glasgow to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Glasgow to Reading is £49.12. 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 Glasgow and Reading by train?
Glasgow to Reading is 333.3 mi.
How long does the train between Glasgow and Reading take?
Glasgow to Reading is on average 4 hrs 43 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 3 mins.
Which companies operate from Glasgow to Reading?
The train journey from Glasgow to Reading is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway, National Rail and Caledonian Sleeper.
How many train connections per day go from Glasgow to Reading?
Glasgow to Reading has 34 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Glasgow to Reading leave?
The earliest train from Glasgow to Reading departs at 00:40. 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 train from Glasgow to Reading depart?
The latest train from Glasgow to Reading departs at 23:50. 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 Glasgow to Reading in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £49.12 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 Glasgow to Reading?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Glasgow to go to Reading.
What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow to Reading by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Glasgow and Reading is 0 hrs 3 mins.
Is there a direct train from Glasgow to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct train between Glasgow and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Glasgow to Reading by train?
The train journey from Glasgow to Reading creates 37.55kg of CO2 emissions.

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