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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Swindon to Reading by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
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.
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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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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