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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading to Exeter 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.
The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Reading to Exeter in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.
We found tickets available from £39 when booking your ticket 3 days in advance which is 8% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket 1 day in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Reading and Exeter by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Exeter to Reading and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The easiest way to spend less on your Reading Exeter train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
Why should I buy a railcard?
When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Reading to Exeter? Grab your calculator, considering:
A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)
B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average fare for a Reading Exeter ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)
Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.
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 Reading to Exeter (one way trip).
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train 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|
|Reading to Exeter 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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