Trains from Reading to Exeter

Reading to Exeter train information

Reading Exeter train map

Train duration 1h55m
Arrival Exeter, England
Departure Reading, England
Distance 122 Miles
Train operators Great Western Railway
Lowest train price from £25.00
Average train price £49.00
  • There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Reading in England to Exeter in England are operated by Great Western Railway.
  • There are 122 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Reading to Exeter is normally 1h55m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to Exeter from Reading, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.
  • The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £25.00 one way.

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Reading - Exeter: the best time to book cheap trains

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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 Reading to Exeter tend to remain approximately the same and cost £39.

Best prices for Reading to Exeter trains

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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Discount Reading - Exeter train tickets

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.: £48.37)(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/£48.37 = 1.82. 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 £48.37 £32.24 £16.12 1.82

(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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