There are 11 ways to get from Grand Rapids to Reading by bus, plane, train, subway or car

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Line 6 bus, fly to Philadelphia, train, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division at Library NB to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Philadelphia (PHL) GRR - PHL
  3. Take the train from University City to Norristown T.C.
  4. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$178 - $571

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Bus  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids to New York, NY - 3 Allen St Grand Rapids
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Reading, PA OurBus

$73 - $111

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Fly to New York La Guardia, bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to New York La Guardia (LGA) GRR - LGA
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Reading, PA

$127 - $370

Fly to Newark, bus  •  10h 4m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Newark (EWR) GRR - EWR
  2. Take the bus from Newark Airport to Allentown, PA
  3. Take the bus from Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center

Fly to Baltimore, train, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Baltimore (BWI) GRR - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$209 - $954

Fly to Reagan Washington, train, bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) GRR - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$175 - $870

Line 6 bus, fly to Washington Dulles, subway, train, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the line 6 bus from Division at Library NB to Kentwood Station - Woodland
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) GRR - IAD
  3. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  4. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  5. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Norristown T.C.
  6. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$181 - $871

Bus via Pittsburgh  •  24h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Allentown, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center

Train, bus via Washington  •  27h 26m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
  4. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$152 - $278

Train, bus  •  34h 39m

  1. Take the train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
  3. Take the bus from Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center

$170 - $233

Drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Drive from Grand Rapids to Reading 673.9 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Grand Rapids to Reading is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 10h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Rapids to Reading is to line 6 bus and fly and train and bus which costs $170 - $600 and takes 8h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Rapids to Reading. However, there are services departing from Grand Rapids, Mi and arriving at Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center via Detroit, Mi, Pittsburgh, Pa and Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 50m.

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The distance between Grand Rapids and Reading is 537 miles. The road distance is 673.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Rapids to Reading without a car is to bus which takes 18h 51m and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 8h 9m to get from Grand Rapids to Reading, including transfers.

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Grand Rapids to Reading bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Grand Rapids, Mi station.

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The quickest flight from Grand Rapids Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 48m.

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Grand Rapids to Reading bus services, operated by Clydesdale Bus, arrive at Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Rapids to Reading is 674 miles. It takes approximately 10h 55m to drive from Grand Rapids to Reading.

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  • Distance: 537.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 9m

What companies run services between Grand Rapids, MI, USA and Reading, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Rapids to Reading via Division at Thurston SB, Grand Rapids, New York, NY - 3 Allen St, Canal St, 28 St, and New York, NY in around 18h 51m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Grand Rapids to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Grand Rapids to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Grand Rapids to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Grand Rapids to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Grand Rapids to New York La Guardia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from University City to Norristown T.C.
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Norristown T.C.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $95
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Grand Rapids Vernon J. Ehlers Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
25h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
The Rapid
Phone
+1 616-456-7514
Website
ridetherapid.org
Bus from Division at Library NB to Kentwood Station - Woodland
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
The Rapid
Barta Bus
Phone
610-921-0601
Email
barta@bartabus.com
Website
bartabus.com
Bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bartabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
ourbus.com
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Newark Airport to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Clydesdale Bus
Phone
+1-800-428-1942
Email
hello@clydesdalebus.com
Website
clydesdalebus.com
Bus from Allentown PA: 333 Hamilton Street to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
clydesdalebus.com
Book at
clydesdalebus.com
Bus from Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
clydesdalebus.com
Book at
clydesdalebus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Grand Rapids to New York, NY - 3 Allen St
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
GoTo Bus
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Grand Rapids, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Grand Rapids Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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