Trains from Preston to Reading

Preston to Reading train information

Preston Reading train map

Train duration 3h24m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Preston, England
Distance 176 Miles
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train connecting Preston (North West England) to Reading (South East England). The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Reading from Preston. The average train duration between Preston to Reading is 3h24m to travel the 176 miles.
  • Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the price of the ticket can vary.

Best prices for Preston to Reading train tickets

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Best prices for Preston to Reading trains

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

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Discount Preston - Reading train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Preston 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.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Preston to Reading? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Preston Reading ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Preston to Reading (one way journey).

  • 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
Preston 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