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Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling from Preston to Reading

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How to get from Preston to Reading?

We are suggesting 11 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Preston 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 Preston Reading

For your trip from Preston (England, United Kingdom) to Reading (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 175 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 Preston to Reading without changing trains but some trains run on lines Preston-Birmingham and Birmingham-Reading allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of Virgin Trains to Birmingham leave from Preston railway station in Preston. Arrival in Birmingham will take place at Birmingham New Street station (0.4 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Birmingham where the train operated by CrossCountry leave for Reading.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Reading from Preston without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Preston-London and London-Reading.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Preston. The bus will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Preston bus station (0.9 mi from Preston) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for London. Once arrived in London, take another coach of MegaBus or National Express that will take you to Reading bus station (England United Kingdom).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Birmingham-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.

Which carriers to travel between Preston and Reading?

Railway companies
ScotRail provides a rail connection Preston-London with the train Caledonian Sleeper from Preston railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
First Great Western transports passengers on a rail line from London to Reading with the train which leaves London Paddington station to arrive at Reading railway station (England United Kingdom)
CrossCountry operates the train journey Birmingham-Reading with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Reading at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection from Preston to Birmingham with the train which leaves Preston station to arrive at Birmingham New Street railway station (England United Kingdom)
South West Trains transports passengers on a rail line 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)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Reading (81.4 mi)
Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Preston in Preston and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom) and between the city of London (serving Heathrow Airport Terminals 1-3 bus station at 3562.9 mi from centre) and the city of Reading where the coach will drop you off at Reading-Calcot station situated at about 3559.8 mi from Reading city centre.
MegaBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Preston in Preston and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom) and 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 Preston or cities to visit near Reading

When travelling from Reading to Preston by carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Birmingham located at 94 mi from Preston and 81 mi away from Reading, London situated at 37 mi from Reading (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Reading or back to Preston, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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