There are 3 ways to get from New York to Reading by train, taxi, bus or car
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Train, taxi • 2h 44m
$150 - $192
Bus • 3h 5m
$21 - $35
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 17m
$12 - $18
New York to Reading by buses
The bus journey time between New York and Reading is around 3h 4m and covers a distance of around 129 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by OurBus, the New York to Reading bus service departs from New York, NY and arrives in Reading, PA. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
Bus route overview
First and last buses
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
New York to Reading bus schedules
Buses departing Sunday, June 13, 2021
Buses departing Monday, June 14, 2021
Buses departing Friday, June 18, 2021
Buses departing Saturday, June 19, 2021
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply
- Face masks are recommended
- There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
- Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
- Nationwide control measures in place
The national COVID-19 helpline number in Reading is 800-232-4636.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in Reading is recommended.
Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.
Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from New York to Reading is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 17m.
The quickest way to get from New York to Reading is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 17m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Reading, PA. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.
It is 106 miles from New York to Reading. It is approximately 123.1 miles to drive.
The best way to get from New York to Reading without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 44m and costs $150 - $200.
It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from New York to Reading, including transfers.
New York to Reading bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.
New York to Reading bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Reading, PA station.
Yes, the driving distance between New York to Reading is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from New York to Reading.
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What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Reading, PA, USA?
OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Reading, PA 5 times a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 5m.
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.
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Downingtown Amtrak
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 5m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $30 - $45
- Schedules at
- Coach Seat
- $30 - $45
- $190 - $270
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $45 - $70
- Business Seat
- $45 - $65
- Ave. Duration
- 39 min
- Estimated price
- $120 - $150
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