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from Bristol to Reading

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Travel Information to Reading from Bristol

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $33 (€27) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) between Bristol and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bristol to Reading.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bristol to Reading
Travel 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 Bristol to Reading.
How do I reach Reading from Bristol?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Reading from Bristol. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Reading from Bristol?

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Reading is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€15) compared to other travel options to Reading:

A bus is generally $15 (€12) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $33 (€27) from Bristol to Reading.

What is the fastest way to travel between Bristol and Reading?

The fastest way from Bristol to Reading is by train with an average journey time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Reading that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 35 min   on average.

What is the distance from Bristol to Reading?

You should expect to travel around 69 miles (112 km) between Bristol and Reading.

How many services a day are there between Bristol and Reading?

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Reading is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bristol to Reading as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Bristol to Reading, what are the departure and arrival points in Bristol and Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bristol to Reading:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Bristol to Reading depart from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bristol to Reading?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bristol to Reading, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Reading by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Bristol to Reading for $18 (€15).
  • Great Western Railway can get you to Reading by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Great Western Railway from Bristol to Reading for $33 (€27) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Bristol to Reading?
Many of our customers traveling from Bristol to Reading don't make Reading their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Reading are London, Luton or Stansted, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Reading to any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Bristol to Reading online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bristol to Reading, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $33 (€27) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bristol to Reading online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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