How to travel from Reading to Manchester

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from Reading to Manchester

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

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To get from Reading to Manchester on Aug 15 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:50PMReading4h40 07:30PMManchester
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08:40PMReading4h05 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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11:45AMReading4h35 04:20PMManchester
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08:40PMReading4h35 01:15AMManchester
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Travel Information between Reading and Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $279
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€22) • 4 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $279 (€259) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, Eastern Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) from Reading to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus, Eastern Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Reading to Manchester.

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There are 4 ways to travel between Reading and Manchester including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€22) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is usually $256 (€237) less than taking a flight to Manchester, which costs on average $279 (€259) for the same trip.

A bus is $81 (€76) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Reading to Manchester costing on average $105 (€97).

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

In comparison, getting to Manchester by bus can take on average 4 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 7 min.

You should expect to travel around 149 miles (240 km) between Reading and Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Reading to Manchester is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Reading to Manchester depart from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Reading and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • You can take a bus from Reading to Manchester with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $23 (€22) with Megabus from Reading to Manchester.
  • You can take a flight from Reading to Manchester with Eastern Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $279 (€259) with Eastern Airways from Reading to Manchester.
  • You can take a train from Reading to Manchester with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for $105 (€97) with Avanti West Coast from Reading to Manchester.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Manchester with Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You'll find 14 direct trains a day to Manchester with Cross Country.

Direct services to Manchester 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 route.

Many of our customers traveling from Reading to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $23 (€22) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $279 (€259) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $105 (€97) one way on average.

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

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