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Belfast to Reading

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How to get from Belfast to Reading?

We are suggesting 11 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Belfast Reading. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Belfast Reading

For your trip from Belfast (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom) to Reading (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 299 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Reading from Belfast. You can take the flight Belfast-Bristol and complete the other part of your journey traveling by carpooling.
Leave Belfast and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Belfast City BHD airport, 2.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Bristol (Bristol airport, IATA code: BRS) operated by FlyBE.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Belfast to Reading without changing trains. You can take the train London-Reading and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of First Great Western or South West Trains to Reading leave from Gatwick Airport railway station in London. Arrival in Reading will take place at Reading station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Belfast Reading only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey London-Reading.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in London. The bus will drop you off at Reading-Calcot bus station (3559.8 mi from Reading, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Gatwick Airport bus station (23.6 mi from London) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Reading.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Bristol-Reading will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Belfast and Reading?

FlyBE carries out a flight from Belfast City BHD airport situated 2.7 mi away from the city centre of Belfast to Bristol (arrival at Bristol BRS airport)
Aer Lingus flies on the route from Belfast International BFS airport (located 12.4 mi from Belfast, United Kingdom) to London (serving Heathrow LHR airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Belfast International BFS airport situated 12.4 mi away from the city centre of Belfast to London (arrival at Gatwick LGW airport)
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Birmingham-Reading with the train from Birmingham International railway station (8.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Reading at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from London to Reading with the train which leaves Gatwick Airport station to arrive at Reading railway station (England United Kingdom)
South West Trains operates the train journey London-Reading with the train from London Waterloo railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Reading at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Reading (70.2 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Gatwick Airport in London and to the one of Reading-Calcot (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of London (serving London Victoria Coach Station bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Reading where the coach will drop you off at Reading station situated at about 0.6 mi from Reading city centre.

Stop cities from Belfast or cities to visit near Reading

When travelling from Reading to Belfast by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bristol located at 70 mi from Reading, Birmingham 81 mi away from Reading, Manchester, London situated at 37 mi from Reading (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Reading or back to Belfast, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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