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Train Information between Reading and Liverpool

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$114 (€92)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Reading to Liverpool cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $114 (€92), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $99 (€80). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train companies

CrossCountry Reading – Liverpool

Find the best trains from Reading to Liverpool with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $99 (€80). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.


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

CrossCountry tickets between Reading and Liverpool are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with CrossCountry from Reading to Liverpool all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 159 miles (256 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Reading to Liverpool routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Reading to Liverpool train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Liverpool with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Reading and Liverpool are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Reading to Liverpool
Travel by train to Liverpool 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 Liverpool.
How much do cheap train tickets from Reading to Liverpool cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Reading to Liverpool trains for as little as $99 (€80)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Liverpool from Reading on average?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Reading to Liverpool train price to come in at an average of $114 (€92)  one way.
What is the distance between Reading and Liverpool by train?
The Reading to Liverpool train distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km).
What is the Reading to Liverpool train travel time?
On average the Reading to Liverpool train travel time is 3 h 22 min  for the 159 miles (256 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Reading and arrival train station in Liverpool?

When taking the train between Reading and Liverpool, you can choose to depart from train stations like Reading and Reading West. Your route can end in train stations such as Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Central and Liverpool South Parkway.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading   and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Where is the Reading train station located? Where is the Liverpool train station located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Reading and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Liverpool most often arrive at Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Reading to Liverpool?
For the journey from Reading to Liverpool you can take a train with West Midlands Railway or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Liverpool from Reading on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there to Liverpool from Reading a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Reading to Liverpool. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Reading to Liverpool?
You can take the earliest train from Reading to Liverpool at 7: 15 AM   or take the last train from Reading to Liverpool leaving at 11: 15 AM. Look for the latest Reading to Liverpool train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I book Reading to Liverpool train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Reading to Liverpool train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $114 (€92). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Reading and Liverpool. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 Liverpool.