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Portsmouth to Reading

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How to get from Portsmouth to Reading?

We are suggesting 7 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Portsmouth 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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  • Locate cities of Portsmouth and Reading on a map as well as the route Portsmouth Reading and the different connecting points (Reading Railway Station, Reading - buses Railway Station, Reading West Railway Station, Fratton Railway Station, Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Portsmouth Reading

For your trip from Portsmouth (England, United Kingdom) to Reading (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 45 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Portsmouth to Reading without changing trains but some trains run on lines Portsmouth-Basingstoke and Basingstoke-Reading allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of South West Trains to Basingstoke leave from Fratton railway station in Portsmouth. Arrival in Basingstoke will take place at Basingstoke station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Basingstoke where the train operated by First Great Western or CrossCountry leave for Reading.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Basingstoke-Reading will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Portsmouth Reading only by bus, there are other means of transport (train) that will complete the journey Portsmouth-Basingstoke.
You will board a coach of National Express in Portsmouth. The bus will drop you off at Basingstoke bus station (0.4 mi from Basingstoke, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Portsmouth bus station (1.8 mi from Portsmouth) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Basingstoke.

Which carriers to travel between Portsmouth and Reading?

Railway companies
South West Trains provides a rail connection Portsmouth-Basingstoke with the train from Fratton railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Basingstoke at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from Basingstoke to Reading with the train which leaves Basingstoke station to arrive at Reading railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Basingstoke-Reading with the train from Basingstoke railway station (0.4 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 Basingstoke-Reading (14.3 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Portsmouth in Portsmouth and to the one of Basingstoke (England United Kingdom)

Stop cities from Portsmouth or cities to visit near Reading

When travelling from Reading to Portsmouth by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Basingstoke located at 32 mi from Portsmouth and 14 mi away from Reading (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Reading or back to Portsmouth, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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