Manchester to Reading train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Manchester to Reading

Showing times and prices for Apr 19

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 14 m

Average

3 h 23 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

241 km

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to start from $72 with an average ticket price of $106.

The fastest train from Manchester to takes 3h 14m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 23m and covers a distance of 241 km.

9 trains that leave Manchester for every day with 9 travelling directly.

Cross Country
08:25AM3h14
Manchester
11:39AMReading
$721One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM3h35
Manchester
11:50AMReading
$1051One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:35PM3h19
Manchester
04:54PMReading
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
01:55PM3h28
Manchester
05:23PMReading
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
02:55PM3h26
Manchester
06:21PMReading
$1181One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Reading

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$113 (€100)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Manchester to Reading cover the 149 miles (240 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 13 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $47 (€42), but the average price of train tickets is $113 (€100). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains from Manchester to Reading trains

You can travel by train between Manchester and Reading with CrossCountry and Virgin Trains for as low as $68 (€60). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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

Train information from Manchester to Reading with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 14 min
  • Cheapest Price: $103
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Reading

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Reading can start from as little as $47 (€42) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Reading is $113 (€100); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Reading train travel time is 3 h 13 min   for the 149 mile (240 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Reading leaves at 5: 11 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Reading leaves at 9: 15 PM.
There are 12 trains a day from Manchester to Reading which require at least one change with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the route from Manchester to Reading you can take a train with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Reading from Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 15 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading Green Park.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0.2 miles (417 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Reading by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Manchester and Reading including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Reading

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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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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
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)
HomeTrainsTrain Times to ReadingManchester to Reading train

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