There are 3 ways to get from Birmingham to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Reading

$55 - $85

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Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) X40|river rapids / ...

$21 - $25

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Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Reading 96.2 miles

$20 - $30

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Reading station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) via Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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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 38 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 best way to get from Birmingham to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs .

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The train from Birmingham New Street to Reading takes 1 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Birmingham to Reading bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 4 min.

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Birmingham to Reading bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel).

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Birmingham to Reading train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Reading station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Reading.
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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Reading via Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Thames Travel
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
thames-travel.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Reading is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to drive from Birmingham to Reading.

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