There are 4 ways to get from Salisbury to Reading by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Basingstoke
  2. Take the train from Basingstoke to Reading

$22 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Salisbury, Millstream Coach Park to Basingstoke, Railway Station 033

$16 - $56

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Southampton City Centre, Central Station X7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading

$44 - $69

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Salisbury to Reading 54.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Salisbury to Reading is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salisbury to Reading is to train which costs £16 - £50 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salisbury to Reading. However, there are services departing from Salisbury and arriving at Reading via Basingstoke. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Salisbury and Reading is 45 miles. The road distance is 54.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Salisbury to Reading without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £16 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Salisbury to Reading, including transfers.

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Salisbury to Reading train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Salisbury station.

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The best way to get from Salisbury to Reading is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £16 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £45 and takes 1 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Salisbury to Reading.
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  • Distance: 44.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Salisbury to Reading via Basingstoke in around 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Salisbury to Reading every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Basingstoke to Reading
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$11 - $18
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Basingstoke to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $12
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $16
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Salisbury, Millstream Coach Park to Basingstoke, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Endless Street to Southampton City Centre, Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk

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