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

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street

$50 - $85

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Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Birmingham 96.4 miles

$20 - $30

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

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Birmingham is to train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Reading and Birmingham is 82 miles. The road distance is 96.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £40 - £65.

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The train from Reading to Birmingham New Street takes 1 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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

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  • Distance: 81.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Reading to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min.

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