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Train Information to Reading from Southampton

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Southampton to Reading cover the 42 miles (68 km) long trip taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $25 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $28 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Reading.

Crosscountry Railways

Book your Crosscountry Railways Southampton to Reading train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Crosscountry Railways’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Southampton to Reading routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Crosscountry Railways train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Southampton to Reading is 42 miles (68 km), and the best price for a one-way Southampton - Reading Crosscountry Railways train ticket starts at $25 (€20) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Crosscountry Railways 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 Railways!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Crosscountry Railways train ticket from Southampton to Reading:

  • 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 Southampton to Reading
Travel by train to Reading 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 Southampton to Reading.
How much are cheap trains between Southampton and Reading?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Southampton to Reading for the next 7 days starting from $25 (€20)  one way.
How much is a train ticket to Reading from Southampton?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Southampton to Reading train to cost on average $28 (€22)  one way.
How far is Reading from Southampton by train?
You should expect to travel around 42 miles (68 km)  to Reading from Southampton by train.
How long is a train between Southampton and Reading on average?
On average the Southampton to Reading train time is 48 min  covering the 42 miles (68 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Southampton to Reading depart from? Which Reading train station do I come into from Southampton?

Some of the Southampton train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading and Reading West.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Southampton Central   and arriving in Reading.

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

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

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

Which train providers can get me from Southampton to Reading?
For the trip from Southampton to Reading you can take a train with Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Reading from Southampton on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there to Reading from Southampton a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Southampton to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Southampton to Reading? When is the last train from Southampton to Reading?
You can take the first train from Southampton to Reading at 7: 17 AM. The last train from Southampton to Reading that you can take departs at 9: 17 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Southampton to Reading schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I book the Southampton to Reading train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains between Southampton and Reading to cost on average $28 (€22) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Southampton to Reading train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Millbrook (Hants)
Southampton Central
St Denys