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Bristol Temple Meads to Reading by train

It takes an average of 1h 14m to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (112 km). There are normally 56 trains per day travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading and tickets for this journey start from £10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 56m
PriceFrom £10
Distance69 miles (112 km)
Frequency56 trains per day
First train03:53
Last train22:40
Departure stationBristol Temple Meads
Arrival stationReading
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway, South Western Railway

Bristol Temple Meads to Reading train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading for Thursday 17th June 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:53 bristol temple meads05:58 readingPlat. 9 estimatedgreat western railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 5m, direct
05:10 bristol temple meads07:08 readingPlat. 12 estimatedgreat western railway Off PeakGet tickets1h 58m, direct
05:25 bristol temple meads06:31 readingPlat. 15 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 6m, direct
05:47 bristol temple meads06:59 readingPlat. 13 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 12m, direct
06:06 On timebristol temple meads07:18 readingPlat. 7 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 12m, 1 change
06:30 bristol temple meads07:38 readingPlat. 13 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 8m, direct
06:34 On timebristol temple meads07:49 readingPlat. 3 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets1h 15m, 1 change
07:07 bristol temple meads08:18 readingPlat. 10 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 11m, 1 change
07:30 bristol temple meads08:39 readingPlat. 11 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 9m, direct
07:49 bristol temple meads08:59 readingPlat. 15 estimatedgreat western railway PeakGet tickets1h 10m, direct

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading take?

The average journey time by train between Bristol Temple Meads and Reading is 1 hour and 14 minutes, with around 56 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Reading by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading cost?

Train ticket prices from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading leave?

The first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading leaves at 03:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading leave?

The last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bristol Temple Meads and Reading by train?

Trains travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading cover a distance of around 69 miles (112 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads.

Cheap train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading

Train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading start at £10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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