Trains from Manchester to Reading

Manchester to Reading train information

Manchester Reading train map

Train duration -
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 150 Miles

Which train company can I use?

Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Manchester (North West England) to Reading (South East England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

How far is it by train?

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel the 150 miles from Manchester to Reading.

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

Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Manchester to Reading train tickets

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Manchester - Reading prices calendar

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

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

Manchester - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Manchester to Reading tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 15 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £37 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £67 for your trip. Thus, you will save 44% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 15 days 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 Manchester to Reading trains

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

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Discount Manchester - Reading train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Manchester Reading train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to assess 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 Manchester 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 Manchester (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Manchester 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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