How to travel from Liverpool to Reading

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from Liverpool to Reading

How to get from Liverpool to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Liverpool to Reading is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Liverpool to Reading

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$23 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 6 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $61 (€53) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or West Midland Trains

Take a train or bus to travel 159 miles (256 km) from Liverpool to Reading. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or West Midland Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Liverpool to Reading.

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Find the best journey between Liverpool and Reading with Omio's travel partners FlixBus, National Express and CrossCountry! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Reading from Liverpool, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Liverpool to Reading

      FAQs: 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.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Reading from Liverpool is by taking a bus, which costs on average $23 (€20).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Liverpool to Reading:

      Taking a bus costs $38 (€33) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $61 (€53) for the same trip.

      A bus is $42 (€36) less than a train with an average ticket price of $64 (€56) from Liverpool to Reading.

      The fastest way to get to Reading from Liverpool is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

      Other travel options to Reading take longer:

      Bus takes 6 h on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 3 h 28 min of travel time.

      The distance is approximately 159 miles (256 km) from Liverpool to Reading.

      The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Reading is:

      • 1 bus per day.
      • 1 train per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers take a bus from Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place to Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
      • Most travelers take a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Reading.

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

      • You can go to Reading from Liverpool by bus with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $23 (€20) with Megabus from Liverpool to Reading on Omio.
      • You can travel by train between Liverpool and Reading with West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains or CrossCountry, and you can find West Midland Trains Liverpool to Reading tickets for $64 (€56) on Omio.

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

      • 1 direct bus per day with Megabus.

      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 between Liverpool and Reading.

      Your trip from Liverpool to Reading doesn't have to end in Reading. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham to your Liverpool to Reading tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Reading today!

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