Trains from Bristol to Reading

Bristol to Reading train information

Bristol Reading train map

Train duration 1h08m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Bristol, England
Distance 70 Miles

Which operators can I use?

The trip between Bristol, located in England and Reading, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How much times does it take?

There are 70 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Bristol to Reading is normally 1h08m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to Reading from Bristol, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the price of the ticket can vary.

Best prices for Bristol to Reading train tickets

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Bristol - Reading prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

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The Prices for train tickets Bristol to Reading tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £14 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £28 for your trip. Thus, you will save 50% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Bristol to Reading trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bristol and Reading by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Reading to Bristol and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Bristol - Reading train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Bristol Reading train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can calculate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Bristol Reading ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you about 2 trips from Reading to Bristol (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

The cost to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bristol to Reading train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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