There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Wales by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$55 - $110

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to Cardiff 110.7 miles

$16

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Cardiff 111.2 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Wales is to rideshare which costs £12 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Wales is to train which costs £45 - £85 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Reading and Wales is 132 miles. The road distance is 111.2 miles.

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The train from Reading to Cardiff Central takes 1 h 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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There are 205+ hotels available in Wales. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Wales.
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  • Distance: 132.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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