Reading to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Reading to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 13

Cheapest

57

Average

93

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.

Cross Country
06:15AMReading3h08 09:23AMManchester
0 transfers
571One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:12AMReading3h15 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
961One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:26AMReading3h38 12:04PMManchester
0 transfers
971One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:32AMReading3h14 11:46AMManchester
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
01:31PMReading3h15 04:46PMManchester
0 transfers
981One-way

Train schedule from Reading to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, August 13
Avanti West Coast
03:54AMReading3h52 07:46AMManchester
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Cross Country
06:15AMReading3h08 09:23AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
06:24AMReading4h03 10:27AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
07:48AMReading3h17 11:05AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
07:49AMReading3h16 11:05AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:12AMReading3h15 11:27AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:26AMReading3h38 12:04PMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
08:32AMReading3h14 11:46AMManchester
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Avanti West Coast
01:31PMReading3h15 04:46PMManchester
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Fastest train times from Reading to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 13

Fastest Journey

3 h 8 m

Average

3 h 26 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

241 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Reading for Manchester every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
06:15AMReading3h08 09:23AMManchester
0 transfers
571One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:32AMReading3h14 11:46AMManchester
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:12AMReading3h15 11:27AMManchester
0 transfers
961One-way
Avanti West Coast
01:31PMReading3h15 04:46PMManchester
0 transfers
981One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:49AMReading3h16 11:05AMManchester
0 transfers
991One-way

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Overview: Train from Reading to Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$124 (€114)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Reading to Manchester cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 8 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $107 (€98), but the average price of train tickets is $124 (€114). Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Reading to Manchester trains

Travel between Reading and Manchester from $107 (€98) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

CrossCountry

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

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets between Reading and Manchester, check out Omio! With one-way Reading to Manchester train ticket prices starting as low as $111 (€102) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Manchester from Reading by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train schedules and tickets for this 149 miles (240 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Reading to Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Reading to Manchester on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

CrossCountry from Reading to Manchester train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 46 min
  • Average Price: $111
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

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
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Reading to Manchester trains for as little as $107 (€98)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Reading to Manchester train price to come in at an average of $124 (€114)  one way.
The Reading to Manchester train distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km).
The Reading to Manchester train duration is on average 3 h 8 min, which is to be expected when traveling 149 miles (240 km) from Reading to Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When taking the train from Reading to Manchester, you can choose to depart from train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading. Your journey can end in train stations such as Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Reading   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Reading and travel around 0.2 miles (420 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the train station to the city center in Manchester.

For the best Reading to Manchester train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Reading to Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
The first Reading to Manchester train departs at 5: 15 AM   and the last train from Reading to Manchester leaves at 7: 15 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Reading to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Manchester from Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $124 (€114) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Reading to Manchester a few months in advance.

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.
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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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