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About Reading

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 buses also operate through the city from many destinations around the United Kingdom.

What train companies travel to Reading, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Reading is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 9 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Reading on Wanderu. CrossCountry usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Reading are also available..

Train companies serving Reading

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast13h 29m€157.33
West Midlands Railway13h 34m€111.29
CrossCountry11h 39m€82.59
  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food.

Frequently Asked Questions

€82.59 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Reading, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Reading. In the last month, trains from Birmingham to Reading had the lowest average price at €82.59.

The main train station in Reading is Reading Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Reading.

Reading is the most popular train destination in Reading. It also ranks number 7 in United Kingdom. Reading has the most train connections in the region. There are 9 train schedules arriving in Reading each day.
The population of Reading is 318014. Reading ranks number 1 in terms of population in Reading and number 7 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Reading range from for a short trip to Reading, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Reading starts at , and a longer trip by train to Reading can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €83.
The closest train station to the city center of Reading is Reading Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Reading Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Reading. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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