The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Reading is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 32 m
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Of the 19 trains that leave Birmingham for Reading every day 12 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 36 min|
|Average train ticket price||$43 (€37)|
|Train frequency||29 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Chiltern Railways, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Birmingham to Reading cover the 81 miles (130 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 36 min with our travel partners like Chiltern Railways, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 29 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $43 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€37). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Reading.
You can travel by train between Birmingham and Reading with Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry for as low as $43 (€37). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Birmingham to Reading. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.
Train information from Birmingham to Reading with CrossCountry:
When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading Green Park.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0.2 miles (417 m) away from the city centre.
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