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Liverpool to Reading coach

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Liverpool - Reading Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There is one daily coach from Liverpool to Reading. Traveling by coach from Liverpool to Reading usually takes around 6 hours, but some coaches might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance159 mi (257 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price£6.84
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines1

Price trends for coaches from Liverpool to Reading

Monthly average prices

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What coach companies travel from Liverpool to Reading?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Liverpool to Reading. Megabus is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus16h 0m£16.24
  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 159 miles from Liverpool to Reading. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one coach per day from Liverpool to Reading. It leaves the station in Liverpool at 18:00 each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one coach per day from Liverpool to Reading. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct coach, meaning that you do not have to get on a different coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Liverpool to Reading; ticket prices start at £57.07.

City Information

Liverpool

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Although Liverpool is only England's 10th largest city, its fame ballooned as the birthplace of the world's biggest rock band: The Beatles. Visiting Liverpool would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Beatles Statue, located near the port, followed by a visit to The Beatles Story museum, where visitors can immerse themselves in the band's rise to fame.

To explore some of Liverpool's older history, the Merseyside Maritime Museum provides fascinating exhibits on the city's great port-town past, including exhibitions on the Titanic as well as the Battle of the Atlantic. Football fanatics should check out the world-famous Anfield Stadium, where regular tours help visitors revel in the history and glory of this iconic football club.

Traveling to Liverpool is easy thanks to several rail providers, which facilitate travel around the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Liverpool also has two significant bus terminals for access via coach and an international airport for those traveling from further afield.

Reading

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Located only 20 minutes west of London, Reading is a large university and market town in the English county of Berkshire. Reading has an intriguing mix of the past and the present, with a vibrant student scene thriving among the city's medieval and Victorian architecture.

Reading sits on the River Thames, at the end-point of the Kennet and Avon Canal, so there are a number of pretty riverside walks to take in the scenery. Explore the gardens and meet the animals at Beadle Wildlife Park, a vast park crisscrossed with nature trails.

To discover the town's past, visit the Reading Museum, where you can take a trip through time from early Saxon settlements to the Industrial Revolution through 21st-century life.

Since Reading is home to a large university, you are always guaranteed exciting nightlife. Filled with many restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs, Reading is the perfect place for a night on the town. Try The Nag's Head, The Lyndhurst, or The Purple Turtle to start your night right.

Because Reading is only a short way from London, getting to Reading is simple. Fly to one of London's large international airports for access from around the world. Reading Train Station is also one of Britain's main railway interchanges, making it easy to reach from all over the country by train. National Express coaches also operate through the city from many destinations around the United Kingdom.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Liverpool?

Main departure station: ONE Coach Station

Most coaches depart from the main station in Liverpool.

All coach stations in Liverpool:

  • ONE Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Reading?

Main arrival station: Trooper Potts Way

All coaches from Liverpool arrive at one main station in Reading.

Coach stations in Reading:

  • Trooper Potts Way

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