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$68Cross Country
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$67Cross Country
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Train Information between Reading and Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Reading to Manchester cover the 149 miles (240 km) long route taking on average 3 h 8 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $78 (€63), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $68 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies

CrossCountry Reading – Manchester

For as little as $68 (€55) you can travel by train between Reading and Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

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

Book your CrossCountry Reading to Manchester train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Reading to Manchester routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Reading and Manchester is 149 miles (240 km), and the best price for a one-way Reading - Manchester CrossCountry train ticket starts at $68 (€55) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Reading to Manchester:

  • 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 Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Reading to Manchester?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Reading and Manchester for the next 7 days starting from $68 (€55)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train between Reading and Manchester?
The train price between Reading and Manchester is on average $78 (€63)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Reading to Manchester by train?
The Reading to Manchester train distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km).
What is the Reading to Manchester train travel time?
The Reading to Manchester train duration is on average 3 h 8 min, which is to be expected when traveling 149 miles (240 km) to Manchester from Reading. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What station does the train from Reading to Manchester depart from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Reading?

When taking a train from Reading, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Reading and Reading West. When you arrive in Manchester, your train can arrive in train stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Reading   to Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the train station in Reading to go to Manchester? Where is the train station in Manchester located?

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

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Manchester.

What train providers go from Reading to Manchester?
When taking a train from Reading to Manchester, you can count on Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Reading to Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from Reading to Manchester?
The average number of trains departing Reading for Manchester is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Reading to Manchester? When is the last train from Reading to Manchester?
The earliest train for this route departs from Reading at 7: 15 AM. The last train leaves from Reading at 10: 15 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Reading to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Reading to Manchester to get the best deals?
If you book the Reading to Manchester train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $78 (€63). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Reading to Manchester. Look out for train tickets for this journey 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
Manchester
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 Manchester.