Manchester to Reading bus

Fri, Jul 26
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Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Jul 26

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Manchester to Reading is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
09:10AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
01:25PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
08:10PM4h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
12:55AMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
11:40AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
03:55PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
08:30AM4h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
01:25PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
01:40PM4h15
Manchester, Airport
05:55PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers

Bus schedule from Manchester to Reading

Showing buses for tomorrow, Friday, July 26
National Express
02:45AM6h30
Manchester, Coach Station
09:15AMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
03:30AM4h55
Manchester
08:25AMReading
0 transfers
National Express
04:10AM8h35
Manchester, Coach Station
12:45PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
04:10AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
08:25AMReading
0 transfers
National Express
05:15AM8h30
Manchester, Coach Station
01:45PMReading
2 transfers
National Express
06:15AM8h30
Manchester, Coach Station
02:45PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
06:50AM4h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
11:45AMReading
0 transfers
Megabus
07:30AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
11:45AMReading
0 transfers
Megabus
08:30AM4h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
01:25PMReading
0 transfers
National Express
08:30AM7h15
Manchester, Coach Station
03:45PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
09:10AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
01:25PMReading
0 transfers
National Express
09:30AM8h18
Manchester, Coach Station
05:48PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
11:00AM4h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
03:55PMReading
0 transfers
Megabus
11:40AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
03:55PMReading
0 transfers
National Express
11:45AM8h55
Manchester, Coach Station
08:40PMReading
2 transfers
National Express
12:30PM8h40
Manchester, Coach Station
09:10PMReading
2 transfers
National Express
12:45PM8h55
Manchester, Coach Station
09:40PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
01:00PM4h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
05:55PMReading
0 transfers
National Express
01:30PM9h45
Manchester, Coach Station
11:15PMReading
2 transfers
Megabus
01:40PM4h15
Manchester, Airport
05:55PMReading
0 transfers
National Express
03:45PM8h30
Manchester, Coach Station
12:15AMReading
2 transfers
FlixBus
04:40PM8h55
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
01:35AMReading
1 transfer
Megabus
08:10PM4h45
Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
12:55AMReading
0 transfers
Megabus
08:50PM4h05
Manchester, Airport
12:55AMReading
0 transfers
National Express
09:45PM7h20
Manchester, Coach Station
05:05AMReading
2 transfers
National Express
11:40PM8h35
Manchester, Coach Station
08:15AMReading
2 transfers
National Express
11:40PM8h35
Manchester, Coach Station
08:15AMReading
2 transfers

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Bus times from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Jul 26

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

6 h 41 m

Buses per day

27

Distance

241 km

Of the 27 buses that leave Manchester for Reading every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
08:50PM4h05
Manchester, Airport
12:55AMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Megabus
09:10AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
01:25PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Megabus
11:40AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
03:55PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Megabus
01:40PM4h15
Manchester, Airport
05:55PMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
Megabus
04:10AM4h15
Manchester, Airport
08:25AMReading
$271One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Reading

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$17 (€15)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 3 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesMegabus, FlixBus or National Express

Buses from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus, FlixBus or National Express. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $17 (€15), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge).

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Manchester to Reading

Find the best buses to Reading from Manchester with Omio's travel partners Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from $9 (€8). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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.

Bus information from Manchester to Reading with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $61

FAQs: Bus from Manchester to Reading

FAQs: Take the bus from Manchester to Reading with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Reading.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Reading can start from as little as $9 (€8) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Manchester to Reading is $17 (€15); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time from Manchester to Reading is on average 4 h 5 min   for the 149 mile (240 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Reading from Manchester by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Manchester to Reading leaves at 6: 30 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Manchester to Reading leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 3 direct buses a day from Manchester to Reading with Megabus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
For the best Manchester to Reading bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, FlixBus or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services to Reading from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Reading, you can end your route in bus stations like Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge), Reading, Bagnall Way / Trooper Potts Way and Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge), located 0.2 miles (334 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Reading from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Manchester to Reading is May.
You have options as you can travel to Reading from Manchester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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