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Best price 0.06 £
Journey duration 1 h 40 min
Connections per day 33
First departure 01:13
Last departure 22:45
Distance 131 km

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

When you're traveling from Reading to Birmingham, you can expect to pay an average of approximately 15.27 £. You might be able to find prices as low as 0.06 £, 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.

Trains from Reading to Birmingham

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

The journey between Reading and Birmingham by train usually takes 1 h 40 min to cover a distance of 131. The shortest journey from Reading to Birmingham will take you 1 h 27 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Birmingham quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Reading to Birmingham leave?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Reading to Birmingham leaving at 01:13. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 22:45.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.

Which stations can I use on the Reading to Birmingham route?

In Reading, departure stations include Reading [ RDG ]. When you arrive in Birmingham, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Birmingham New Street [ BHM ]. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

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

You will be able to travel from Reading to Birmingham using companies such as Nationalrail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 33 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to 41 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Reading to Birmingham using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 32 direct connections from Reading to Birmingham each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week.