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.
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3 h 14 m
3 h 35 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 35 min|
|Average train ticket price||$126 (€121)|
|Train frequency||14 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross 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.
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 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:
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.
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