Middlesbrough to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:47
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 4m
  • Distance
    348 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Middlesbrough to Reading by train

Fast trains from Middlesbrough to Reading take around 4 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 348 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Middlesbrough and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Middlesbrough to Reading?

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

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Middlesbrough 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 39 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Middlesbrough around 05:47 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Middlesbrough around 05:47, and the last at 23:03.

When to book Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Middlesbrough and Reading?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

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.