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from Reading to Bristol

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Travel Information from Reading to Bristol

distanceDistance69 miles (112 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€22) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Great Western Railway

Travel 69 miles (112 km) by bus or train to Bristol from Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Bristol.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Reading to Bristol?

You can travel between Reading and Bristol 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Reading and Bristol is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Bristol:

Taking a bus is usually $15 (€12) less than taking a train to Bristol, which costs on average $27 (€22) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Reading to Bristol?

The quickest way to travel to Bristol from Reading is by train, which takes on average 1 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 20 min   on average.

What is the distance between Reading and Bristol?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Bristol is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Reading and Bristol 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 Bristol?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Reading at Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Bristol at Bristol, City Centre.
  • Trains mostly leave from Reading and tend to arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Who can get me from Reading to Bristol?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bristol by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Reading to Bristol tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).
  • Travel with Great Western Railway to go to Bristol by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Great Western Railway Reading to Bristol tickets on Omio for $27 (€22).

Can I find a direct route to Bristol from Reading?

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

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Bristol with Great Western Railway.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Reading and Bristol ends?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Reading to Bristol often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and Bristol itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bristol and any of these top destinations today!

When should I buy a ticket from Reading to Bristol online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $27 (€22) one way on average.

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

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