Trains from Reading to Liverpool

Reading to Liverpool train information

Reading Liverpool train map

Train duration 3h57m
Arrival Liverpool, England
Departure Reading, England
Distance 160 Miles
  • Search for your ticket on gopili to see the different companies for your train from Reading (South East England) to Liverpool (North West England). The services on board will change depending on the train provider.
  • On average, the journey takes around 3h57m by train because of the 160 miles to travel to Liverpool from Reading. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.
  • Prices may vary depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Reading to Liverpool train tickets

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Reading - Liverpool prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading to Liverpool 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.

Reading - Liverpool: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Reading to Liverpool will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £38 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £85 for your journey. Thus, you can save 56% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 month in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Reading to Liverpool trains

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

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Discount Reading - Liverpool train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Reading Liverpool train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the 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.

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Reading to Liverpool? 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 Reading Liverpool 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 Reading to Liverpool (one way journey).

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a complete 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 Liverpool 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