Duration 1h 48m
Distance 73.9 miles
Average price £46
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Christchurch and Reading takes 1h 48m and the fastest train takes 1h 35m. There is a train service every few hours from Christchurch to Reading. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Christchurch
  2. Reading
1h 31m
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£19 - £144

Christchurch to Reading train times

Trains run hourly between Christchurch and Reading. The earliest departure is at 05:23 in the morning, and the last departure from Christchurch is at 22:20 which arrives into Reading at 00:31. All services require a transfer at Basingstoke and take an average of 1h 48m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Christchurch to Reading. However, there are services departing from Christchurch and arriving at Reading via Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between Christchurch and Reading is 61 miles. The road distance is 73.9 miles.

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Christchurch to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Christchurch station.

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Christchurch to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Basingstoke station.

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What companies run services between Christchurch and Reading?

South Western Railway operates a train from Christchurch to Basingstoke hourly. Tickets cost £25 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 3m. ScotRail also services this route once a week.
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