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Southampton to Reading by train

The journey from Southampton to Reading by train is 42.57 mi and takes 1 hr 13 mins. There are 82 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:15 and the last at 22:00. It is possible to travel from Southampton to Reading by train for as little as £4.64 or as much as £26.37. The best price for this journey is £4.64.

Lowest Price£4.64
Journey Duration1 hr 13 mins
Connection per Day82
Lowest Price£4.64
Highest Price£26.37
First Departure05:15
Last Departure22:00
Distance42.57 mi
DepartureSouthampton
ArrivalReading
CarriersCrossCountry, South Western Railway

Southampton to Reading Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

Traveling from Southampton to Reading with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Southampton 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 can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Southampton to Reading?

Prices will vary when you travel from Southampton to Reading. On average, though, you'll pay about £23.40 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as £4.64, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Southampton to Reading. On average, though, you'll pay about £23.40 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Southampton to Reading by train?

With a distance of 42.57 mi between Southampton and Reading, it will usually take 1 hr 13 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 1 hr 13 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Southampton to Reading faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Southampton and Reading will complete the journey in 0 hrs 50 mins. On average, it will take you about 1 hr 13 mins to travel the 42.57 mi between Southampton and Reading.

When do departures from Southampton to Reading leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Southampton to Reading, which usually leaves at 05:15. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 22:00. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Southampton to Reading leaving at 05:15. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 22:00.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.

When traveling from Southampton to Reading by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Southampton and Reading. You can start your journey in Southampton at stations such as Southampton, Queensway,Southampton Airport,Southampton-University of Southampton,Southampton, West Park Rd.. These connect to stations including Reading - Mereoak Park & Ride,Reading, Calcott,Reading Station in Reading. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Southampton to Reading.

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

If you want to get from Southampton to Reading, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 82 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 14 direct journeys between Southampton and Reading. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 68 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. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Southampton to Reading. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Reading
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Southampton to Reading.

Book in advance and save

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

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Southampton to Reading

The cheapest Southampton - Reading train tickets can be found for as low as £5.96 if you’re lucky, or £14.24 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £37.47.

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.

South Western Railway (SWR) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates passenger services in South West England and parts of Southern England. It was formed in 2017 as a result of the merger of South West Trains and the Island Line Trains. SWR operates services to major cities such as London, Bristol, Southampton, and Portsmouth, as well as smaller towns and villages in the region. The company operates a fleet of modern trains, including electric and diesel multiple units, and provides a range of ticketing options, including season tickets, advance purchase tickets, and flexible fares. SWR is owned by FirstGroup and MTR Corporation.

Services on board South Western Railway and Great Western Railway from Southampton to Reading
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Southampton to Reading CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
4.8kg
Bus
5.14kg
Flight
13.7kg
Car
10.96kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Southampton to Reading by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Southampton and Reading are 4.8kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Southampton and Reading? By taking the train between Southampton and Reading you will save 8.9kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.34kg compared to a bus and 6.16kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Southampton to Reading?
A train ticket from Southampton to Reading is £23.40. 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 £4.64.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Southampton to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Southampton to Reading is £4.64. 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 Southampton and Reading by train?
Southampton to Reading is 42.57 mi.
How long does the train between Southampton and Reading take?
Southampton to Reading is on average 1 hr 13 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 50 mins.
Which companies operate from Southampton to Reading?
The train journey from Southampton to Reading is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, South Western Railway and Great Western Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Southampton to Reading?
Southampton to Reading has 82 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Southampton to Reading leave?
The earliest train from Southampton to Reading departs at 05:15. 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 Southampton to Reading depart?
The latest train from Southampton to Reading departs at 22:00. 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 Southampton 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 £4.64 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 Southampton to Reading?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Southampton to go to Reading.
What's the fastest journey time between Southampton to Reading by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Southampton and Reading is 0 hrs 50 mins.
Is there a direct train from Southampton to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct train between Southampton and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Southampton to Reading by train?
The train journey from Southampton to Reading creates 4.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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