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Barnsley to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    23:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 23m
  • Distance
    236 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 16m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Barnsley to Reading by train

Fast trains from Barnsley to Reading take around 3 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 236 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barnsley and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Barnsley to Reading?

Journeys between Barnsley and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Barnsley to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Barnsley to Reading?

The Barnsley to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barnsley to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Barnsley around 05:23 and the last train is around 21:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barnsley around 05:52, and the last at 23:06.

When to book Barnsley 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 Barnsley to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barnsley and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barnsley to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.