Trains from Watford to Reading

Watford to Reading train information

Watford Reading train map

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Arrival Reading, England
Departure Watford, England
Distance 28 Miles

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Watford in England to Reading in England as well as the rail company for this route.

The duration to travel to Reading from Watford can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes. There are 28 miles between both cities.

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the cost of the train can change.

Best prices for Watford to Reading train tickets

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Best prices for Watford to Reading trains

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

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Discount Watford - Reading train tickets

The easiest way to pay less on your Watford Reading train ticket is probably to buy a railcard. While regional railcards are available in some areas, National railcards enable you to spend less on most rail fares across the UK. Everyone is eligible to at least a certain 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.

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 Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford to Reading (one way trip).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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
Watford 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