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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Reading

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$131 (€109)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersWest Midlands Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Liverpool to Reading cover the 159 miles (256 km) long route taking on average 3 h 24 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $114 (€95), but the average price of train tickets is $131 (€109). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Liverpool to Reading trains

CrossCountry trains will get you to Reading from Liverpool from $114 (€95). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Liverpool to Reading you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

One of the best ways to travel from Liverpool to Reading is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Liverpool to Reading by showing you CrossCountry current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Liverpool to Reading trip. You can expect to travel 159 miles (256 km) to Reading from Liverpool on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Liverpool and Reading, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between Liverpool and Reading!

Liverpool to Reading train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 20 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

These are CrossCountry's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Liverpool to Reading:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading.

How much does a cheap train from Liverpool to Reading cost?

Train tickets between Liverpool and Reading for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $114 (€95)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Liverpool to Reading?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $131 (€109)  for a train ticket from Liverpool to Reading.

How far is it from Liverpool to Reading by train?

The train distance from Liverpool to Reading is around 159 miles (256 km).

How long is a train to Reading from Liverpool on average?

The Liverpool to Reading train duration is on average 3 h 24 min, which is to be expected when traveling 159 miles (256 km) to Reading from Liverpool. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When traveling by train from Liverpool to Reading, which train station in Liverpool do I depart from and which train station in Reading do I arrive in?

When departing from Liverpool, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway. When arriving in Reading, you can end your journey in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers book a train from Liverpool Lime Street   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Liverpool located? Where is the arrival train station in Reading located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Liverpool Lime Street, is located 0.2 miles (346 m) from the city center of Liverpool.

The most popular arrival train station, Reading, is located 0.2 miles (268 m) away from the city center of Reading.

Which train providers can take me from Liverpool to Reading?

When taking a train from Liverpool to Reading, you can count on West Midlands Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Liverpool and Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there between Liverpool and Reading a day?

The average number of trains departing Liverpool for Reading is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Liverpool to Reading? What time is the last train from Liverpool to Reading?

You can take the first train from Liverpool to Reading at 8: 05 AM. The last train from Liverpool to Reading that you can take departs at 10: 05 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Liverpool to Reading schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How early should I book Liverpool to Reading train tickets to get the best deals?

You can find trains between Liverpool and Reading to cost on average $131 (€109) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Liverpool to Reading train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool 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 Liverpool for your trip to Reading.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transit options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern