Trains to Reading

Reading offers a great base to explore the beautiful county of Berkshire. The riverside town also has great business links with London and is home to some of the largest business parks in the south east. Book your trains to Reading with GWR to take advantage of no booking, card, or collection fees and pick up Nectar points too.

Where do GWR trains to Reading arrive and depart?

GWR trains arrive and depart from Reading train station.

Reading is Berkshire’s main train station and is situated just south of the River Thames.

Which train services run direct to Reading?

There are a number of direct trains to Reading which run from London, Oxford, Didcot and Swindon.

Direct services also run further south from Exeter and Plymouth too.

When is the best time to travel to Reading by train?

As Reading is only a short distance from London, trains are often busy during commuter times. 

Travelling off-peak and at the weekend is the best time to travel and customers can take advantage of cheaper tickets too.


Train tickets to Reading

You can make big savings on your Reading train tickets by using a Railcard or buying tickets in advance. Take a look at our money saving options below to see how you can find cheaper tickets.

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