Trains from Southampton to Reading

Southampton to Reading train information

Southampton Reading train map

Train duration 0h48m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Southampton, England
Distance 43 Miles

The journey from Southampton, situated in England and Reading, which is in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.

There are 43 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Southampton to Reading is around 0h48m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Reading from Southampton, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

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Train times Southampton to Reading

When are the next trains to Reading?

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 12 trains from Southampton to Reading are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Southampton Reading train is at 07:22 and the last one is at 19:24. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Southampton - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Southampton to Reading tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 3 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £12 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £15 for your trip. Thus, you will save 20% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 3 days in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

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

Best prices for Southampton to Reading trains

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

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The most efficient way to pay less on your Southampton Reading 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 residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can assess the number of journeys you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Southampton Reading ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make about 2 trips from Reading to Southampton (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most adult 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
Southampton 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