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from Reading to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Reading to Manchester on Oct 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:50PMReading4h40 07:30PMManchester
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$261One-way
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02:50PMReading4h40 07:30PMManchester
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$261One-way
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08:40PMReading4h05 12:45AMManchester, Airport
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$301One-way
11:45AMReading4h35 04:20PMManchester
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$311One-way
01:05AMReading4h30 05:35AMManchester, Airport
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$301One-way

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Sat
Oct 23
$138Cross Country
$23Megabus
$125British Airways
Sun
Oct 24
$138Cross Country
$23Megabus
$161British Airways
Mon
Oct 25
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$84British Airways
Tue
Oct 26
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$163British Airways
Wed
Oct 27
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$306British Airways
Thu
Oct 28
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$217British Airways
Fri
Oct 29
$68Cross Country
$20Megabus
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Sat
Oct 30
$68Cross Country
$20Megabus
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Sun
Oct 31
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$20Megabus
$74British Airways
Mon
Nov 1
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$111British Airways
Tue
Nov 2
$73Avanti West Coast
$20Megabus
$62British Airways
Thu
Nov 4
$68Cross Country
$20Megabus
$104British Airways
Fri
Nov 5
$67Cross Country
$20Megabus
$83British Airways
Sat
Nov 6
$67Cross Country
$20Megabus
$76British Airways
Sun
Nov 7
$67Cross Country
$20Megabus
$74British Airways
Tue
Nov 9
$68Cross Country
$23Megabus
$80British Airways

Travel Information between Reading and Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $89 (€72) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast

Travel 149 miles (240 km) by flight, bus or train between Reading and 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 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are British Airways, Megabus or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Reading to Manchester.

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Travel from Reading to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
How do I go from Reading to Manchester?

There are 3 travel options from Reading to Manchester: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Reading and Manchester?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Manchester is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€19) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a bus is about $66 (€54) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $89 (€72) for this trip.

Taking a bus is usually $93 (€75) less than taking a train to Manchester, which costs on average $116 (€94) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Reading to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Reading to Manchester 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.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 8 min.

How far is it from Reading to Manchester?

The distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km) from Reading to Manchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Manchester is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Reading to Manchester?

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, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) to Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Reading to Manchester depart from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Reading to Manchester?

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

  • You can take a flight from Reading to Manchester with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $89 (€72) with British Airways from Reading to Manchester.
  • You can travel by bus from Reading to Manchester with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Reading to Manchester tickets for $23 (€19) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Reading to Manchester with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Reading to Manchester tickets for $116 (€94) on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Manchester from Reading?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You'll find direct buses with Megabus.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Reading to Manchester?
Omio customers who travel from Reading to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Reading to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $89 (€72) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $116 (€94) 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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