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Shrewsbury to Reading by train
Fastest journey2hr 45m
Trains per day62
Avg. journey time3hr 5m
Travelling from Shrewsbury to Reading by train
Fast trains from Shrewsbury to Reading take around 2 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 185 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Shrewsbury and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Shrewsbury to Reading?
Journeys between Shrewsbury and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 66 departures on the route from Shrewsbury 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 48 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Shrewsbury to Reading?
The Shrewsbury to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Shrewsbury to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Shrewsbury around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Shrewsbury around 05:22, and the last at 21:55.
When to book Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury to Reading by train.
Which train companies operate between Shrewsbury and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Shrewsbury to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- London Midland
- Transport For Wales
- 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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