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Best price 3.61 £
Journey duration 4 h 25 min
Connections per day 40
First departure 05:26
Last departure 23:45
Distance 256 km

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Liverpool to Reading?

On average, a train ticket from Liverpool to Reading will cost you 60.31 £. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as 3.61 £. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Trains from Liverpool to Reading

How long will it take me to travel from Liverpool to Reading by train?

The journey from Liverpool to Reading covers a distance of 257. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 h 25 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 h 11 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Liverpool to Reading faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Liverpool to Reading leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Liverpool at 05:26, and the last departure will leave at 23:45. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Liverpool to Reading can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations are used when traveling from Liverpool to Reading?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Liverpool from the following stations: Liverpool Lime Street [ LIV ] and Liverpool Central [ LVC ]. Arriving at Reading, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Reading [ RDG ]. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Reading.

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

On average, there are 40 daily departures from Liverpool 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 51 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, 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 departures from Liverpool which travel directly to Reading. There are 40 journeys with one change or more.