Trains from Swansea to Reading

Swansea to Reading train information

Swansea Reading train map

Train duration 2h51m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Swansea, Wales
Distance 129 Miles
  • There are many train companies across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you can see the trains from Swansea in Wales to Reading in England as well as the train operator for this journey.
  • On average, it takes approximately 2h51m by train covering a distance of 129 miles to get to Reading from Swansea. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Swansea to Reading train tickets

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from £42.50 MORE 7h06m

Swansea - Reading prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Swansea to Reading by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Booking your train in advance is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. Yet, as you can notice in the table above, the cost of train tickets Swansea to Reading tend to be stable and cost £40.

Best prices for Swansea to Reading trains

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

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Discount Swansea - Reading train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Swansea 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.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

For instance, train tickets from Swansea to Reading cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Reading to Swansea, the card will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for an entire 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
Swansea 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

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