Manchester to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

39

Average

93

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.

Cross Country
06:27PMManchester3h14 09:41PMReading
0 transfers
391One-way
Avanti West Coast
01:55PMManchester3h16 05:11PMReading
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
05:31PMManchester4h20 09:51PMReading
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:47AMManchester3h50 11:37AMReading
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:55AMManchester3h22 11:17AMReading
0 transfers
991One-way

Train schedule from Manchester to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 1
Cross Country
04:11AMManchester3h28 07:39AMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
06:15AMManchester3h32 09:47AMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
07:47AMManchester3h50 11:37AMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
07:55AMManchester3h22 11:17AMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AMManchester3h39 11:54AMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:55PMManchester3h16 05:11PMReading
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
05:31PMManchester4h20 09:51PMReading
0 transfers
Cross Country
06:27PMManchester3h14 09:41PMReading
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

3 h 14 m

Average

3 h 35 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

241 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Manchester for Reading every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
06:27PMManchester3h14 09:41PMReading
0 transfers
391One-way
Avanti West Coast
01:55PMManchester3h16 05:11PMReading
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:55AMManchester3h22 11:17AMReading
0 transfers
991One-way
Cross Country
04:11AMManchester3h28 07:39AMReading
0 transfers
1161One-way
Avanti West Coast
06:15AMManchester3h32 09:47AMReading
0 transfers
991One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Reading

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$126 (€121)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long route taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $126 (€121), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $119 (€114). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Manchester to Reading trains

For as little as $119 (€114) you can travel by train between Manchester and Reading with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

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

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train from Manchester to Reading. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Manchester - Reading journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Manchester to Reading is around 149 miles (240 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $119 (€114). As you check the latest Manchester to Reading train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Reading safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket from Manchester to Reading so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

CrossCountry from Manchester to Reading train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 15 min
  • Average Price: $119
  • CrossCountry frequency: 13 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Reading.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Reading trains for as little as $119 (€114)  in the next 7 days.
The Manchester to Reading train ticket price is on average $126 (€121)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
The distance from Manchester to Reading by train is approximately 149 miles (240 km).
On average the Manchester to Reading train time is 3 h 35 min  covering the 149 miles (240 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Manchester, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When you arrive in Reading, your train can arrive in train stations including Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Reading.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0.2 miles (420 m) away from the city center.

For the route from Manchester to Reading you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Manchester to Reading on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 14 trains a day from Manchester to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Manchester at 5: 10 AM. The last train leaves from Manchester at 7: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Manchester to Reading and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Reading is on average $126 (€121) if you buy 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and Reading available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Reading
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Reading.
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)

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