|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||$53 (€44)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 1 h 37 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $44 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.
Travel between Birmingham and Reading from $44 (€37) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to Reading you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find the perfect CrossCountry train between Birmingham and Reading for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Birmingham and Reading. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km) on this route and your CrossCountry Birmingham to Reading train ticket can cost as little as $44 (€37) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Reading in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
These are CrossCountry's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Birmingham and Reading:
While most trains will depart Birmingham New Street Station to reach Reading, passengers can occasionally leave from Birmingham Moor Street. The earliest train departs at 5:15 a.m. and the last train leaves at 11:10 p.m. Travelers should be aware that there are two peak times for this connection. The first is in the morning from the first train until 9:00 a.m., and then the last peak time is the last train. The average train ride between Birmingham and Reading will take around an hour and forty minutes.
Passengers onboard the last trains of the day should be aware the connection can take up to 5 hours to complete. Moreover, the weekend schedule starts an hour later and ends an hour earlier. However, during the weekend travellers do not need to worry about peak times. Early morning and late night connections will require one or two train changes; however, most trains are direct for most of the day. While morning trains during the weekend make no changes, the later ones can need up to 4 train changes. Passengers will do so at either London Paddington, Twyford, Oxford, or Banbury. Trains from Birmingham to Reading are operated by CrossCountry.
When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in Reading, your train can arrive in train stations including Reading and Reading West.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street to Reading.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0.2 miles (399 m) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Reading and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (268 m) from the train station to the city center in Reading.
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