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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$60 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Reading to Cardiff 110.7 miles

$17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Cardiff 111.2 miles

$23 - $35

What companies run services between Reading, England and Wales?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Reading to Cardiff hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $120 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
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Reading to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to Wales?

The distance between Reading and Wales is 212 km. The road distance is 178 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Wales?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Wales?

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

Is there a direct train between Reading and Wales?

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.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Wales?

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