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Reading to Runcorn by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    21:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 58m
  • Distance
    238 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Runcorn by train

Fast trains from Reading to Runcorn take around 2 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 238 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Runcorn.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Runcorn?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Reading to Runcorn 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 Reading to Runcorn?

The Reading to Runcorn train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Runcorn is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 21:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 06:20, and the last at 21:45.

When to book Reading to Runcorn 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 Reading to Runcorn by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Runcorn?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Runcorn to Reading 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.