Birmingham to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for Sep 29

Cheapest

60

Average

70

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.

Cheapest
08:04AMBirmingham New Street1h36 09:40AMReading
0 transfers
601One-way
Cheapest
06:04AMBirmingham New Street1h39 07:43AMReading
0 transfers
601One-way
07:04AMBirmingham New Street1h42 08:46AMReading
0 transfers
751One-way
05:15AMBirmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09AMReading
2 transfers
791One-way
06:10AMBirmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39AMReading
2 transfers
791One-way

Train schedule from Birmingham to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, September 29
05:15AMBirmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09AMReading
2 transfers
06:04AMBirmingham New Street1h39 07:43AMReading
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06:10AMBirmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39AMReading
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07:04AMBirmingham New Street1h42 08:46AMReading
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08:04AMBirmingham New Street1h36 09:40AMReading
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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Reading

Showing times and prices for Sep 29

Fastest Journey

1 h 36 m

Average

1 h 52 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

131 km

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.

Fastest
08:04AMBirmingham New Street1h36 09:40AMReading
0 transfers
601One-way
06:04AMBirmingham New Street1h39 07:43AMReading
0 transfers
601One-way
07:04AMBirmingham New Street1h42 08:46AMReading
0 transfers
751One-way
05:15AMBirmingham Moor Street1h54 07:09AMReading
2 transfers
791One-way
06:10AMBirmingham Moor Street2h29 08:39AMReading
2 transfers
791One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency27 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesChiltern 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.

Train providers: Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry from Birmingham to Reading trains

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.

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CrossCountry

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:

    • Average Duration: 1 h 37 min
    • Average Price: $39
    • CrossCountry frequency: 15 a day

    Trains from Birmingham to Reading: Journey Details

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham to Reading

    Travel by train 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 Birmingham to Reading.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Birmingham to Reading trains for as little as $39 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Reading train price to come in at an average of $55 (€54)  one way.
    The train distance from Birmingham to Reading is around 81 miles (130 km).
    The Birmingham to Reading train duration is on average 1 h 39 min, which is to be expected when traveling 81 miles (130 km) to Reading from Birmingham. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    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.

    For the best Birmingham to Reading train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Chiltern Railways or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Reading from Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
    On average, there are 27 trains a day from Birmingham to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train departing from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 5: 04 AM. The last train departing from Birmingham to Reading leaves at 9: 30 PM. You can find the latest Birmingham to Reading train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Birmingham to Reading is on average $55 (€54) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Birmingham and Reading available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Birmingham
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    Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Reading.
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    Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
    Public transit options for Birmingham New Street
    Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
    Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
    Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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