Trains from Swindon to Reading

Swindon to Reading train information

Swindon Reading train map

Train duration 0h32m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Swindon, England
Distance 36 Miles
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Swindon (South West England) to Reading (South East England). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • There are 36 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Swindon to Reading is approximately 0h32m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Reading from Swindon, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.
  • Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.

Best prices for Swindon to Reading train tickets

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The Prices for train tickets Swindon to Reading will increase the closer you get to your departure day. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 1 day in advance, tickets should be available from £13 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £16 for your journey. Thus, you can save 17% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 1 day 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 Swindon to Reading trains

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

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Discount Swindon - Reading train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Swindon Reading train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from Swindon to Reading? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Swindon Reading ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.

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 Swindon to Reading (one way trip).

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail 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
Swindon 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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