Trains from Cambridge to Reading

Cambridge to Reading train information

Cambridge Reading train map

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Arrival Reading, England
Departure Cambridge, England
Distance 69 Miles

Which train company can I use?

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train connecting Cambridge (East of England) to Reading (South East England). The services on board may change depending on the train operator.

How long is the train?

There are 69 miles from Cambridge to Reading. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Reading from Cambridge, and it’s also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

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

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the price of the ticket will vary.

Best prices for Cambridge to Reading train tickets

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Cambridge - Reading prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Cambridge to Reading by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Purchasing your ticket beforehand is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. However, as you may see in the graph above, the price of train tickets Cambridge to Reading do not tend to change a lot and cost £45.

Best prices for Cambridge to Reading trains

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

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Discount Cambridge - Reading train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Cambridge Reading train ticket.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to estimate the number of journeys you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Cambridge Reading ticket is £50.00 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Reading to Cambridge (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(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
Cambridge 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