Save on Your Train Tickets to Reading with Split Ticketing

Get cheap tickets to Reading by splitting your ticket.

Split ticketing involves splitting your fare into multiple tickets to cover separate parts of the journey whilst traveling on exactly the same train.

Use our ticket search to find hidden split ticket fares. The average saving for these is 30% but you could save up to 70%!

On top of that you’ll pay NO booking or card fees when booking with us. We just take a small percentage of the saving.


Journey to any of these stations when buying cheap train tickets to reading:


Reading Bus

Reading West


Examples of the savings that can be made when buying cheap train tickets to reading with SplitMyFare:

Reading to Manchester Piccadilly

Standard Fare: £26.1

SplitMyFare: £23.76

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £2.34


Reading to Newcastle

Standard Fare: £46

SplitMyFare: £40.78

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £5.22


Reading to Aberdeen

Standard Fare: £177.5

SplitMyFare: £59.16

By splitting with us you can make a massive saving of £118.34



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"Reading is often called a city of parks. There are over a hundred of them in a miniature town. Each park has its own characteristics.” OrangeSmile


Why Visit Reading by Rail?

Reading is a historic town in the county of Berkshire in southern England, situated 38 miles west of London. The minster town serves as an important junction for railways running from West London and the South Midlands.

Being at the heart of a beautiful area of the Thames Valley, Reading sits where the Thames and Kennet rivers meet amid rolling hills, cosy pubs and cottages, all surrounded by a number of small, historic towns and villages including Pangbourne and Streatley, with many of them now being part of Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Forbury Gardens in the city centre have recently regained their old Victorian lustre having undergone major restorations. If you happen to visit the adjoining ruins, you'll discover that they are the remains of what once was an influential and powerful Abbey before it was ransacked by Henry VII.

Recently, the town gained more attention due to the local football team's stint in the Premier League, although it has now returned to the second tier. The club has a major benefactor in Sir John Madejski, who was behind the stadium that was built in the south end of the town. Aside from the stadium, there has been a considerable amount of investment in that area of the town, where you can now see business parks, commercial properties and new housing developments as well as shopping centres.

Reading is one of the UK's main railway interchanges and as such is being served by inter-city and regional train services which runs across many locations in the country, such as London, Manchester, Cardiff and many more. If you're coming from London, you should be able to catch the train from Paddington station and take one of the inter-city trains that stop first in Reading. They run several times an hour and take approximately ten minutes. A train service also runs twice an hour from London Waterloo. Taking this route will take an hour and 25 minutes and is therefore only advisable for those travelling from South West London.

How to find the cheapest train tickets to Reading

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets to Reading there are may ways to save money so you can explore Reading. It may be that you’re getting a train to Reading for a weekend with friends or with work, whatever the reason our journey planner will help you in getting the cheapest available tickets for your trip. Using the journey planner, you can save money travelling to Reading and use that in the shops or at a restaurant.

Some of the biggest savings can be had by searching for split tickets as described above. Another way to save money on train tickets to Reading is by buying an Advance ticket. Advance tickets are usually available from 12 weeks before the date of travel, so it is generally the case that the earlier you book your ticket within this timeframe the cheaper it will be. So if you’re coming to Reading to catch a flight or for some sightseeing, look out for the advance ticket type when you search for your ticket. The longer you wait to buy your ticket the more the price can go up so try to book as quick as you’re able, advance tickets are not normally available on the day of travel, so try not to book on the day.

You can save even more on your train tickets by using a railcard for your journey to Reading. If you’re a regular traveller this is particular useful as buying an eligible railcard can save you 1/3 off the price of all of your future tickets.