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from Southampton to Reading

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

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Travel Information to Reading from Southampton

distanceDistance42 miles (68 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $38
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€16) • 48 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€16) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 42 miles (68 km) by bus or train between Southampton and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Southampton to Reading.

Travel Tips

Travel from Southampton to Reading
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 Southampton to Reading.
What are the ways to get from Southampton to Reading?

There are 2 ways to get from Southampton to Reading: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Reading from Southampton is by taking a train, which costs on average $20 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A train is $19 (€15) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Southampton to Reading costing on average $38 (€31).

What is the quickest way to get from Southampton to Reading?

The fastest way to get to Reading from Southampton is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.

Other travel options to Reading can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Reading by bus can take on average 4 h 20 min.

How far is Reading from Southampton?

The distance from Southampton to Reading is approximately 42 miles (68 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Reading is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Southampton and in Reading?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Most travelers board their train from Southampton Central and arrive in Reading.
Who can get me from Southampton to Reading?

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

  • You can take a bus from Southampton to Reading with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€31) with National Express from Southampton to Reading.
  • You can travel from Southampton to Reading by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $20 (€16) with Cross Country from Southampton to Reading.
Is there a direct service from Southampton to Reading?

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

  • You can take a direct train with Cross Country with 25 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 to Reading from Southampton.

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $38 (€31) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $20 (€16) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Southampton to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Southampton (Coach Station)
Southampton University
Southampton, Cruise Ship Terminal