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Cheap train tickets and times from Reading to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for Apr 20

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

1 h 35 m

Average

2 h 13 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

131 km

Cheap train tickets from Reading to start from $33 with an average ticket price of $70.

The fastest train from Reading to takes 1h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 13m and covers a distance of 131 km.

6 trains that leave Reading for every day with 6 travelling directly.

Cross Country
06:15AM1h36
Reading
07:51AMBirmingham
$331One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
02:00PM2h48
Reading
04:48PMBirmingham
$541One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:06AM2h42
Reading
11:48AMBirmingham
$821One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:31AM2h25
Reading
10:56AMBirmingham
$861One-way
0 transfers
Chiltern Railways
09:47PM2h14
Reading
12:01AMBirmingham
$941One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Reading to Birmingham

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 29 min
priceAverage train ticket price$75 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways

Trains from Reading to Birmingham cover the 81 miles (130 km) long route taking on average 1 h 29 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€29), but the average price of train tickets is $75 (€66). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Great Western Rail from Reading to Birmingham trains

For as little as $42 (€37) you can travel by train to Birmingham from Reading with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and Great Western Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Great Western Railway is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Paddington to the West of England, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also operates services from London Paddington to Oxford, Reading and Bristol. It offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and catering services. The most popular routes for Great Western Railway are London Paddington to Bristol, Reading and Oxford.

    FAQs: Trains from Reading to Birmingham

    FAQs: Travel by train from Reading to Birmingham 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 Reading to Birmingham.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Reading to Birmingham can start from as little as $33 (€29) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Reading to Birmingham is $75 (€66); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    The train time from Reading to Birmingham is on average 1 h 29 min   for the 81 mile (130 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Birmingham from Reading by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Reading to Birmingham leaves at 6: 15 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Reading to Birmingham leaves at 10: 18 PM.
    There are 12 trains a day from Reading to Birmingham which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    Take the Reading to Birmingham train with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Great Western Rail or Chiltern Railways. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Reading to Birmingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 18 PM.

    When departing from Reading, you have various train station options to start your route from including Reading, Reading West and Reading Green Park. When arriving in Birmingham, you can end your journey in train stations like Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Reading, which is located around 0.2 miles (417 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month for a train from Reading to Birmingham is January.
    You have options as you can travel to Birmingham from Reading 2 different ways: train or bus.

    Important Stations and Airports in Reading and Birmingham

    Reading
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    Reading is the most popular Reading 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 Reading for your trip to Birmingham.
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    +44 3451652030
    Public transit options for Reading
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the North side of the station
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    Public transit options for Reading West
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Reading: Bus Stop on Oxford Road under Railway Bridge. Heading away from Reading Bus Stop on Oxford Road, outside McDonalds.
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