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.
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1 h 36 m
1 h 52 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Birmingham for Reading every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 39 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€54)|
|Train frequency||27 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 15 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Chiltern Railways or Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways or Cross Country. Normally, there are 27 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $39 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.
For as little as $39 (€38) you can travel by train between Birmingham and Reading with Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train from Birmingham to Reading: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.
Looking to travel by train to Reading from Birmingham? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with Chiltern Railways. Check Omio to see current Chiltern Railways train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Birmingham to Reading train and book Chiltern Railways tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Reading from Birmingham, you can expect to travel 81 miles (130 km) one-way with Chiltern Railways. If you search for trains between Birmingham and Reading in the Omio app, you can check if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Chiltern Railways, we do the work for you to get you safely to Reading from Birmingham. Book that perfect Birmingham to Reading train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Chiltern Railways!
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Reading you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Find the perfect CrossCountry train to Reading from Birmingham 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 from Birmingham to 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 $39 (€38) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Reading from Birmingham 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!
Birmingham to Reading train information with CrossCountry:
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 the train to Reading from Birmingham, you can choose to depart from train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. Your journey can end in train stations such as Reading, Reading West and Reading.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Birmingham New Street, located approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center of Birmingham. The most popular arrival train station in Reading, called Reading, is located around 0.2 miles (420 m) away from its city center.
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