Manchester to Reading bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Jul 04

Cheapest

22

Average

22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Megabus
10:50PMManchester4h40 03:30AMReading
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221One-way
Megabus
01:00PMManchester4h05 05:05PMReading
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221One-way
Megabus
04:20AMManchester4h15 08:35AMReading
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221One-way
Megabus
03:50AMManchester4h45 08:35AMReading
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221One-way
Megabus
10:20PMManchester5h10 03:30AMReading
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221One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Reading

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Megabus
03:50AMManchester4h45 08:35AMReading
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Megabus
04:20AMManchester4h15 08:35AMReading
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Megabus
01:00PMManchester4h05 05:05PMReading
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Megabus
10:20PMManchester5h10 03:30AMReading
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Megabus
10:50PMManchester4h40 03:30AMReading
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Bus times from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Jul 04

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 35 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

241 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Manchester for Reading every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Megabus
01:00PMManchester4h05 05:05PMReading
0 transfers
221One-way
Megabus
04:20AMManchester4h15 08:35AMReading
0 transfers
221One-way
Megabus
10:50PMManchester4h40 03:30AMReading
0 transfers
221One-way
Megabus
03:50AMManchester4h45 08:35AMReading
0 transfers
221One-way
Megabus
10:20PMManchester5h10 03:30AMReading
0 transfers
221One-way

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Reading

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$25 (€22)
frequencyBus frequency2 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 2 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Megabus or National Express

Buses from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $25 (€22), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $21 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).

Bus providers: FlixBus and National Express from Manchester to Reading

You can travel by bus between Manchester and Reading with FlixBus and National Express for as low as $21 (€19). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Manchester and Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      Travel Tips: Bus to Reading from Manchester

      Take the bus to Reading easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Reading.
      FAQs
      Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from Manchester to Reading for the next 7 days starting from $21 (€19)  one way.
      The bus price from Manchester to Reading is on average $25 (€22)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
      The Manchester to Reading bus distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km).
      The Manchester to Reading bus duration is on average 4 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 149 miles (240 km) to Reading from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

      When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in bus stations like Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading), Reading, RBH Main Entrance and Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).

      Omio customers book a bus from Manchester Piccadilly   to Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading)   most frequently for this route.

      Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center to get to this bus station.

      Passengers arriving in Reading most often arrive at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this bus station to the city center.

      For the best Manchester to Reading bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus, Megabus or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services from Manchester to Reading to compare what amenities they may offer.
      The average number of buses departing Manchester for Reading is 2 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
      The earliest bus for this trip departs from Manchester at 7: 10 AM. The last bus leaves from Manchester at 10: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Manchester to Reading and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
      The price of a one way bus ticket from Manchester to Reading is on average $25 (€22) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets to Reading from Manchester available a few months in advance.

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