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Reading to Shrewsbury by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    00:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 35m
  • Distance
    185 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    52
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Shrewsbury by train

Fast trains from Reading to Shrewsbury take around 2 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 185 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Shrewsbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Shrewsbury?

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

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Reading to Shrewsbury every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

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

The Reading to Shrewsbury train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Shrewsbury is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 00:10. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Reading to Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Shrewsbury?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Shrewsbury 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.