Travel options
from Reading to Birmingham

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

Our recommendation

To get from Reading to Birmingham on Oct 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40PMReading2h10 10:50PMBirmingham
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$221One-way
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08:40PMReading2h10 10:50PMBirmingham
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$221One-way
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12:45PMReading2h10 02:55PMBirmingham
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$221One-way
01:05AMReading2h35 03:40AMBirmingham
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$261One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Oct 25
$94Cross Country
$20Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$46Cross Country
$20Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Fri
Oct 29
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Tue
Nov 2
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Wed
Nov 3
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Thu
Nov 4
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Fri
Nov 5
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus
Sat
Nov 6
$46Cross Country
$17Megabus

Travel Information between Reading and Birmingham

distanceDistance81 miles (130 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $45 (€37) • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a bus or train to travel 81 miles (130 km) from Reading to Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Birmingham.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I reach Birmingham from Reading?

There are 2 ways to travel between Reading and Birmingham including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Reading to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Birmingham is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€13) compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A bus is generally $29 (€24) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $45 (€37) from Reading to Birmingham.

What is the quickest way from Reading to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Reading to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 33 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 10 min   on average.

How far is Birmingham from Reading?

The Reading to Birmingham distance is around 81 miles (130 km).

How many services a day are there from Reading to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Reading to Birmingham is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Reading? Where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a train from Reading to Birmingham New Street.
Which travel operators can get me to Birmingham from Reading?

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

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Reading to Birmingham tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Birmingham by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Reading to Birmingham tickets on Omio for $45 (€37).
Can I find a direct route to Birmingham from Reading?

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

  • You can find around 16 direct trains per day and travel with Cross Country.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Reading to Birmingham ends?
Omio customers who travel from Reading to Birmingham often also extend their vacation to go to London, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Birmingham and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket from Reading to Birmingham online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Reading to Birmingham, 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 journey is costing $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $45 (€37) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Reading to Birmingham 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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