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from Liverpool to Reading

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Travel Information between Liverpool and Reading

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $112
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€26) • 11 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $112 (€94) • 3 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 159 miles (256 km) to Reading from Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Liverpool to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Reading.

What are the ways to get from Liverpool to Reading?

There are 2 travel options from Liverpool to Reading: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Reading?

The cheapest way to go to Reading from Liverpool is by taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A bus is $80 (€67) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Liverpool to Reading costing on average $112 (€94).

What is the fastest way from Liverpool to Reading?

The quickest way to travel from Liverpool to Reading is by train, which takes on average 3 h 24 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h   of travel time.

How far is it from Liverpool to Reading?

Reading is approximately 159 miles (256 km) away from Liverpool.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Liverpool to Reading?

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Reading is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Liverpool and Reading, where do I depart from Liverpool and where do I arrive in Reading?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Most travelers take a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Reading.

Which travel companies can take me from Liverpool to Reading?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Liverpool to Reading tickets on Omio for $32 (€26).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Reading by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Liverpool to Reading tickets on Omio for $112 (€94).

Where should I go next after I travel to Reading from Liverpool?

Looking to extend your trip from Liverpool to Reading? Many Omio customers who go from Liverpool to Reading usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Luton or Stansted. If you're looking to explore London, Luton or Stansted from Reading, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Liverpool to Reading online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Liverpool to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $32 (€26) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $112 (€94) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Liverpool to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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