How to travel from Sheffield to Reading

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from Sheffield to Reading

How to get from Sheffield to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Sheffield to Reading is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Reading from Sheffield

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€21) • 2 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or CrossCountry

Take a bus or train to travel 134 miles (216 km) to Reading from Sheffield. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Sheffield to Reading.

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Find the best trip from Sheffield to Reading with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry, National Express and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Sheffield to Reading. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Sheffield and Reading, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      FAQs: Travel from Sheffield to Reading

      FAQs: Travel to Reading 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 Sheffield to Reading.

      There are 2 travel options from Sheffield to Reading. You can take a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to get from Sheffield to Reading is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Reading:

      A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train with an average ticket price of $24 (€21) from Sheffield to Reading.

      The fastest way to get to Reading from Sheffield is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 44 min.

      Other travel options to Reading take longer:

      Getting to Reading by bus takes 6 h 45 min on average.

      Reading is approximately 134 miles (216 km) away from Sheffield.

      The average frequency per day from Sheffield to Reading is:

      • 1 bus per day.
      • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses from Sheffield to Reading most often leave from Sheffield, Pond Street / Harmer Lane (Sheffield Interchange) and arrive in Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
      • Trains mostly depart from Sheffield and arrive in Reading.

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

      • You can go to Reading from Sheffield by bus with FlixBus, Megabus or National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $15 (€13) with Megabus from Sheffield to Reading on Omio.
      • You can travel by train to Reading from Sheffield with CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or East Coast, and you can find East Midlands Trains Sheffield to Reading tickets for $24 (€21) on Omio.

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

      • Direct bus available with FlixBus 1 direct bus per day.
      • Direct train available with CrossCountry 2 direct trains per day.

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

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

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