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Carlton to Reading by train

  • First train
    07:11
  • Last train
    23:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 58m
  • Distance
    168 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlton to Reading by train

Fast trains from Carlton to Reading take around 2 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 168 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlton and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlton to Reading?

Journeys between Carlton and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Carlton to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Carlton to Reading?

The Carlton to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Carlton to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Carlton around 06:38 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlton around 07:42, and the last at 23:05.

When to book Carlton to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Carlton to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlton and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Carlton to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.