How to travel from Bristol to Reading

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from Bristol to Reading

You can get from Bristol to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bristol to Reading on Oct 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30AMBristol Temple Meads1h11 11:41AMReading
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10:30AMBristol Temple Meads1h11 11:41AMReading
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11:30AMBristol Temple Meads1h10 12:40PMReading
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12:30PMBristol Temple Meads1h09 01:39PMReading
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01:30PMBristol Temple Meads1h10 02:40PMReading
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Travel Information from Bristol to Reading

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $62
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€21) • 1 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€21) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 69 miles (112 km) from Bristol to Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€21). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Bristol to Reading.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel between Bristol and Reading including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Reading from Bristol is by taking a train with an average price of $22 (€21).

This is compared to other travel options to Reading:

Taking a train is about $40 (€38) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $62 (€59) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Reading from Bristol is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 4 min.

Other travel options to Reading can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h.

The distance is approximately 69 miles (112 km) from Bristol to Reading.

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Reading is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 29 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Bristol at Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Reading at Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Trains from Bristol to Reading most often leave from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Reading.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Reading:

  • You can go to Reading from Bristol by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $62 (€59) with National Express from Bristol to Reading on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Bristol to Reading with Great Western Railway, and you can find Great Western Railway Bristol to Reading tickets for $22 (€21) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Bristol to Reading with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 28 direct trains per day with Great Western Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Reading as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Reading from Bristol.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $62 (€59) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $22 (€21) one way on average.

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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