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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from London to Reading by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
Generally, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We collected the data from the last six months in order to find the best time to purchase your train tickets London to Reading. The figures illustrate that buying your train from London to Reading in advance is not always cheaper.
We found tickets at £18 when purchasing your ticket 15 days in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £20 if you get your seat 1 month in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is 15 days in advance as it is 10% cheaper than 1 month in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between London and Reading by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Reading to London and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your London Reading train ticket.
When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from London to Reading? Check with your calculator, taking into account:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average price for a London Reading ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from London to Reading (one way journey).
The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for one 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|
|London 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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