Trains from Plymouth to Reading

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Plymouth to Reading train information

Plymouth Reading train map

Train duration 5h18m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Plymouth, England
Distance 157 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £35.50
Average train price £43.00

The route connecting Plymouth, which is in England and Reading, located in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several companies: Great Western Railway.

On average, the journey takes approximately 5h18m by train covering a distance of 157 miles to get to Reading from Plymouth. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.

The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next month is £35.50 one way.

Best prices for Plymouth to Reading train tickets

from £35.50 MORE 3h53m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £35.00 MORE 6h32m

Plymouth - Reading prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Plymouth 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.

Plymouth - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£43

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£41

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Booking your train ticket in advance is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. Yet, as you can notice in the chart above, the cost of train tickets Plymouth to Reading tend to remain approximately the same and cost £41.

Best prices for Plymouth to Reading trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Reading
£38.65 25/09/2019 18:10 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Reading
£38.65 25/09/2019 18:10 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Reading
£39.50 25/09/2019 16:41 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Ferry Road
Reading
£39.50 25/09/2019 16:41 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 10:03 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 14:19 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 12:19 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 08:05 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 12:19 Great Western Railway 4 days ago
Plymouth
St Budeaux Victoria Road
Reading
£48.00 25/09/2019 14:19 Great Western Railway 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Plymouth Reading train

Discount Plymouth - Reading train tickets

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 Plymouth Reading train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you purchase afterwards, you will spare money.

As an example, train tickets from Plymouth to Reading cost on average £42.24 (1). When dividing £88 by £42.24 (£88/£42.24 = 2.08), you can see that after only 3 one way journeys from Reading to Plymouth, the railcard will have paid for itself.

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 adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 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
Plymouth to Reading train £42.24 £28.16 £14.08 2.09

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

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