There are 2 ways to get from Birmingham to Reading by train or car

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Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$55 - $85

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Reading 96.2 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Reading is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Reading is to train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Reading is 82 miles. The road distance is 96.2 miles.

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Reading takes 1 h 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Reading. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Reading, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min.

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