Trains from Sheffield to Reading

Sheffield to Reading train information

Sheffield Reading train map

Train duration 3h13m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Sheffield, England
Distance 135 Miles

The route connecting Sheffield, which is in England and Reading, located in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

Using the train is a fast and convenient way to get to Reading from Sheffield. The average journey duration between Sheffield to Reading is 3h13m to travel the 135 miles.

Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Sheffield to Reading train tickets

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from Sheffield to Reading in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £39 when buying your seat 3 days in advance which is 16% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Sheffield to Reading trains

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

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The best way to spend less on your Sheffield Reading train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield to Reading (one way journey).

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(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
Sheffield 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