Cheap Reading to Birmingham train tickets


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Lowest Price$23.56
Fastest1h 36m
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How to find cheap train tickets from Reading to Birmingham ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Reading to Birmingham is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Reading to Birmingham was $39.41. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 3 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.89 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Reading to Birmingham ? How far is Reading to Birmingham ?

The distance between Reading to Birmingham is 81.24 miles or 130.70 km. A train trip from Reading to Birmingham typically takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Great Western Railway + Connections. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 36 minutes to get from Reading to Birmingham.

Getting to Birmingham from Reading by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Birmingham from Reading is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Birmingham and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Thursday trains from Reading to Birmingham are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Great Western Railway + Connections has the most connections between Reading to Birmingham

Typically there are 21 schedules to compare for your trip to Birmingham. One train carrier operates regular service on the Reading to Birmingham route. Great Western Railway + Connections offers the most scheduled departures between Reading to Birmingham, usually offering 21 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Reading to Birmingham, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Reading to Birmingham, which start at $30.09.

One train carrier connects Reading to Birmingham

Great Western Railway + Connections

Great Western Railway + Connections train tickets from Reading to Birmingham start from $23.56, and on average cost $46.79. Daily there are 21 Great Western Railway + Connections schedules to Birmingham. Great Western Railway + Connections in Reading leaves from Tilehurst, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Moor St Station and 3 other train stations.

From Reading to Birmingham train travel on Great Western Railway + Connections takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Great Western Railway + Connections offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Western Railway + Connections offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $41.62 for a one-way train ticket to Birmingham.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Reading on their way to Birmingham. The busiest departure station in Reading serving this route is Tilehurst.
  • Tilehurst
There are 4 different stations where trains arrive to in Birmingham. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Reading serving this route is Moor St Station, Birmingham International Rail Station, New St Station, Snow Hill.
  • Moor St Station
  • Birmingham International Rail Station
  • New St Station
  • Snow Hill