Runcorn to Reading by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    238 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 18m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Runcorn to Reading by train

Fast trains from Runcorn to Reading take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 238 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Runcorn and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Runcorn to Reading?

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

We usually find around 40 departures on the route from Runcorn 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 36 departures.

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

The Runcorn to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Runcorn around 05:43 and the last train is around 21:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Runcorn around 05:58, and the last at 21:52.

When to book Runcorn 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 Runcorn to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Runcorn and Reading?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West 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.