Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Taking the train from Birmingham to Reading makes your journey quick and comfortable. Travel with CrossCountry and take advantage of our regular services, connecting you with the people and places you want to see. Don't just enjoy the destination; enjoy the journey as well.
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Travelling to Reading
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Last CrossCountry train - 21:04
Travelling from Birmingham to Reading
From activities for the kids to nightlife for the grown-ups, Reading has you covered. CrossCountry runs direct trains to Reading, so you'll arrive ready to explore. However long you decide to stay, you'll find Reading ready for you, and CrossCountry ready to take you there.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Reading?
Yes, CrossCountry provides regular services connecting Birmingham and Reading with no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Reading?
As you would expect from CrossCountry, our service from Birmingham to Reading has lots of amenities to enjoy. Take advantage of the at-seat service providing drinks and a selection of snacks, as well as plentiful seating choices and charge points (subject to availability). We have everything you need onboard to have a great train journey.
Is WiFi available on trains from Birmingham to Reading?
Yes! Surf the web as you would at home with our free on-board WiFi on all our trains from Birmingham to Reading.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Birmingham to Reading?
Reserving a seat on our trains from Birmingham to Reading couldn't be easier, thanks to our ten minute reservation service. This service is available on most CrossCountry services for Anytime and Off-Peak ticket holders, in both Standard and First Class. You'll find all the details on our Ten Minute Reservation page.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Birmingham to Reading?
Looking for cheap tickets from Birmingham to Reading? You're in luck! At CrossCountry, we're committed to connecting you to the people and places you love and giving you the best possible price is part of that. Check out our guide to finding cheap tickets and keep an eye on our special offers.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Birmingham to Reading?
We all like to save our pennies, and railcards are the perfect way to do just that! At CrossCountry, we accept railcards on most of our services, so visit our Railcards page for further information about using your railcard on trains from Birmingham to Reading.
For full information about Reading station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Reading
Whether you're looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our destination guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
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