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from Reading to Liverpool

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Travel Information from Reading to Liverpool

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 7 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $114 (€94) • 3 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 159 miles (256 km) by bus or train between Reading and Liverpool. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). 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 Reading to Liverpool.

Travel Tips

Travel from Reading to Liverpool
Travel to Liverpool 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 Reading to Liverpool.
How do I go from Reading to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Reading and Liverpool. You can take a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Liverpool from Reading is by taking a bus with an average price of $29 (€24).

This is compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

Taking a bus is usually $85 (€70) less than taking a train to Liverpool, which costs on average $114 (€94) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Reading and Liverpool?

The fastest way to get to Liverpool from Reading is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 22 min.

Other travel options to Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 55 min.

What is the distance between Reading and Liverpool?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Liverpool is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

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

  • You can travel between Reading and Liverpool by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $29 (€24) with National Express from Reading to Liverpool.
  • You can travel between Reading and Liverpool by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $114 (€94) with Avanti West Coast from Reading to Liverpool.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Reading to Liverpool?
Many of our customers traveling from Reading to Liverpool don't make Liverpool their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Liverpool are London, Manchester or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Liverpool to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets between Reading and Liverpool online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $29 (€24) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $114 (€94) one way.

But we recommend booking Reading to Liverpool 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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