Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Kick back and relax on your journey from Manchester to Reading with CrossCountry. When you travel on one of our trains, you'll get excellent service and a great travel experience. Travelling around the country has never been so comfortable.
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Travelling to Reading
First CrossCountry train - 05:11
Last CrossCountry train - 20:27
Travelling from Manchester to Reading
Enjoy exploring Reading when you travel with CrossCountry. Head to your meeting, visit your family, explore new sights or travel onwards to the surrounding areas - your itinerary is up to you. However long you're staying in Reading and whatever you have planned, CrossCountry has you covered.
Are there direct trains from Manchester to Reading?
Yes, you can travel from Manchester to Reading easily and quickly with CrossCountry, without changing.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Manchester to Reading?
CrossCountry trains ensure a relaxed and comfortable journey when you travel from Manchester to Reading. You'll have a whole range of amenities to enjoy - seating options, charge points for your devices (subject to availability), and an at-seat service with snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated and happy as you travel.
Is WiFi available on trains from Manchester to Reading?
Yes! The journey from Manchester to Reading will fly by as you surf through the countryside with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Manchester to Reading?
If you have an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, chances are you can reserve a seat on our trains from Manchester to Reading using our ten minute reservation service! This handy service lets you reserve a seat by text message. Check out our Ten Minute Reservation page for more information.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Manchester to Reading?
There are lots of ways to travel from Manchester to Reading at the best possible price - book well in advance, be flexible with times, and always compare singles. Find all our tips in our guide to finding cheapest tickets. Be sure to keep an eye on our special offers page, too - you can even set up an alert for the journey from Manchester to Reading.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Manchester to Reading?
There's a good chance that you can use your railcard on our service from Manchester to Reading. For full information, make sure you check out our Railcards page.
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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