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The train journey from Southampton to Reading has never been more comfortable than with CrossCountry. Kick back and relax while we take you where you want to go. With no need to worry about sitting in traffic or navigating airports, travelling with us takes the stress out of getting from A to B.
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Travelling to Reading
First CrossCountry train - 06:17
Last CrossCountry train - 20:17
Travelling from Southampton 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 Southampton to Reading?
Yes, there are direct trains from Southampton to Reading on the CrossCountry network.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Southampton to Reading?
Travel from Southampton to Reading in comfort with CrossCountry - you'll find all the amenities you would expect available for you to enjoy. Discover our range of seating options, including table groupings . On most of our services you can make yourself at home with both our electric points, subject to availability, and at-seat service offering a variety of light refreshments.
Is WiFi available on trains from Southampton to Reading?
Yes! The journey from Southampton 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 Southampton to Reading?
You sure can! We have a quick and easy service which allows you to reserve seats via text message. Our Ten Minute Reservation page has all the details, but rest assured that it's available on most of our services if you hold an Anytime or Off-Peak ticket, up to 10 minutes before departure.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Southampton to Reading?
Looking for cheap tickets from Southampton 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 Southampton to Reading?
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on 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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