There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Reading by train, taxi 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  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading

$40 - $65

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton to Reading 48.8 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Reading 48.8 miles

$10 - $16

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Southampton to Reading hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 49 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Southampton to Reading
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southampton to Reading?

The distance between Southampton and Reading is 68 km. The road distance is 78 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Reading is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 57 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Reading is to train which takes 49 min and costs £29 - £45.

Is there a direct train between Southampton and Reading?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Reading. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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

The train from Southampton Central to Reading takes 49 min including transfers and departs hourly.