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
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £22.90
Average train price £24.00

The route connecting Southampton, which is in England and Reading, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several operators: Cross Country.

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.

We found trains from £22.90 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Southampton to Reading train tickets

from £22.90 MORE 1h07m

Southampton - Reading prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Southampton to Reading 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.

Southampton - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

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Getting your train ticket beforehand is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. However, as you may see in the chart above, the price of train tickets Southampton to Reading tend to remain approximately the same and cost £12.

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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Southampton
Central
Reading
West
£22.90 07/07/2022 09:30 1 month ago
Southampton
Central
Reading
£22.90 07/07/2022 10:15 Cross Country 1 month ago
Southampton
Central
Reading
West
£22.90 07/07/2022 10:30 1 month ago
Southampton
Central
Reading
West
£24.10 07/07/2022 08:30 1 month ago
Southampton
Central
Reading
West
£24.10 07/07/2022 09:00 1 month ago
Southampton
Central
Reading
£24.10 07/07/2022 08:15 Cross Country 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Southampton Reading train

Discount Southampton - Reading train tickets

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 £23.50 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £23.50: £88/£23.50 = 3.74. You will need to make about 4 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 £23.50 £15.67 £7.83 3.75

(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