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Bristol to Reading

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1 suggested route to go from Bristol to Reading by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Bristol to Reading ?

Trip Bristol Reading

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance70 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Bristol to Reading and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Bristol Reading? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Reading from Bristol, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Reading then let Vivanoda search for you. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Bristol, trains, carpooling or buses of MegaBus, Blablacar, National Express, South West Trains, First Great Western and CrossCountry will carry you to Reading.

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Bristol to Reading bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Bristol and Reading.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Bristol and Reading and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Reading.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Bristol and Reading to offer cheaper fares.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Bristol Reading is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • During the trip Bristol Reading, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • Almost all coaches are equipped with a WiFi connection, which is very welcome to travel the 70 mi of the trip.

What are the bus companies operating the Bristol Reading ?

National Express is the only bus company to serve the direct bus line Bristol Reading.

National Express Bristol Reading

Bus stops in Bristol

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Bristol at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. In general, the destination 'Reading' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Bristol

Bus stops at arrival in Reading

When you arrive in Reading, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Reading
  • Reading-Calcot

Train Bristol to Reading

Is there a direct train for the Bristol-Reading route?

Yes, the Bristol to Reading route is served by a direct train. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Bristol-Reading train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Bristol Reading

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Bristol and Reading with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Bristol Reading train companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: First Great Western.
First Great Western Bristol Reading

Departure train stations in Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Railway stations in Reading

  • Reading

Carpool from Bristol to Reading

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Bristol-Reading ride. This has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Bristol-Reading rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Reading!

Before you book your Bristol-Reading ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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