|Distance||81 miles (130 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 33 min|
|Average train ticket price||$54 (€44)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Reading to Birmingham cover the 81 miles (130 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 33 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $54 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Find the best trains from Reading to Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $46 (€37). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Reading and Birmingham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you find the perfect Reading - Birmingham train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Reading and Birmingham, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Reading to Birmingham route. You can expect to travel around 81 miles (130 km) from Reading to Birmingham on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Reading and Birmingham starting as low as $46 (€37) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!
When purchasing your CrossCountry train tickets between Reading and Birmingham, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
Trains from Reading to Birmingham begins at 6:00 a.m., with roughly 2 trains an hour running until 10:30 p.m. Most journeys on this route are direct and take approximately 1.5 hours; however, toward the evening passengers may be required to change 1 to 2 times at stations such as London, Banbury and/or Oxford resulting in a longer journey. The peak fare period occurs before 9:30 a.m. Night trains are available on this route; however, travelers should be aware that night journeys can take up to 7 hours, multiple transfers, and may require lengthy layovers during changes. On the weekend, the schedule remains roughly the same, with 2 trains an hour departing Reading between 6:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Trains on this route are provided by CrossCountry.
Return trains from Birmingham to Reading are also available.
Reading is a town in Berkshire County with a history dating back to its Saxon foundation in approximately 800 AD. The Museum of Reading chronicles the fascinating evolution of the settlement, accounting for both Viking and Norman invasions as well as hosting an exhibition detailing the archeological finds of the excavation of Calleva Attrebatum. Visitors are also encouraged to explore the Forbury Gardens which lead to the ruins of Reading Abbey, a burial site for former kings of England.
The second largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham is home to an array of striking buildings such as St. Philip's Cathedral and the Birmingham Town Hall. The city is well known as an amazing retail centre largely thanks to its massive Bullring shopping centre but visitors may also score some great vintage finds in one of the many boutiques spread throughout the city centre. Those interested in a wild night on the town will not be disappointed by the city's diverse nightlife options, which range from live music to trendy nightclubs.
When taking the train to Birmingham from Reading, you can choose to depart from train stations like Reading and Reading West. Your trip can end in train stations such as Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Reading, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Reading.
The most popular arrival train station, Birmingham New Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Birmingham.
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