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Canterbury to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:25
  • Last train
    22:39
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 4m
  • Distance
    144 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    33
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Canterbury to Reading by train

Fast trains from Canterbury to Reading take around 2 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 144 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Canterbury and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Canterbury to Reading?

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

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Canterbury to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

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

The Canterbury to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Canterbury around 05:25 and the last train is around 22:39. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Canterbury 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 Canterbury to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Canterbury and Reading?

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

  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Reading to Canterbury by train

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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.