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Compare all timetables for the bus from Manchester to Reading

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Manchester to Reading from various bus operators like megabus or FlixBus for the next days.
today
from £23
tomorrow
from £15
Monday
Tuesday
from £23
Wednesday
from £15
Thursday
from £15
Friday
from £21

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    13:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £23
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Corporation St
    08:25
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £24
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    08:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    13:25
    Reading
    Central Station
    megabus
    Economy
    £24
  • FlixBus
    8h 55m
    16:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £34

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Corporation St
    08:25
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    11:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    15:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • FlixBus
    8h 55m
    16:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £24

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £23
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    11:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    15:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £23
  • megabus
    4h 45m
    20:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    00:55
    Reading
    Central Station
    megabus
    Economy
    £23

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    11:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    15:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 45m
    20:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    00:55
    Reading
    Central Station
    megabus
    Economy
    £15

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    11:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    15:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    13:00
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:55
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £15
  • FlixBus
    8h 55m
    16:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £18

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • FlixBus
    8h 55m
    16:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    01:35
    Reading
    University (Redlands Rd)
    FlixBus
    Economy
    £21
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    03:30
    Manchester
    Corporation St
    08:25
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £23
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    06:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    11:45
    Reading
    Station North Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    £23
  • megabus
    4h 55m
    08:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    13:25
    Reading
    Central Station
    megabus
    Economy
    £23

Frequency of bus connections between Manchester and Reading

See here how frequent the connections between Manchester and Reading are, during different times and days of the week.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 7 daily coaches from Manchester to Reading. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 3 daily coaches between Manchester and Reading.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 15 coaches from Manchester to Reading, while Night sees the fewest connections between Manchester and Reading, with 3 offers.

Facts about the coach from Manchester to Reading

Compare all providers like megabus and FlixBus that travel daily 5 times by bus from Manchester to Reading in one click and book your bus ticket from Manchester to Reading starting from £15!

Cheapest Bus £15
Fastest Bus 4h 45m
Earliest Coach 03:30
Latest Coach 20:10
Daily Bus Connections 5 Ø
Distance 240.8 km
Coach Companies megabus and FlixBus

Cheapest coach tickets from Manchester to Reading

Every day, 5 buses from 2 coach companies leave Manchester for Reading: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 15/06/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 10/06
Tuesday 11/06
Wednesday 12/06
Thursday 13/06
Friday 14/06
Saturday 15/06
£23
Sunday 16/06
£15
Monday 17/06
Tuesday 18/06
£23
Wednesday 19/06
£15
Thursday 20/06
£18
Friday 21/06
£23
Saturday 22/06
£23
Sunday 23/06
£15
Monday 24/06
£15
Tuesday 25/06
Wednesday 26/06
Thursday 27/06
£15
Friday 28/06
£13
Saturday 29/06
£13
Sunday 30/06
£14
Monday 01/07
£15
Tuesday 02/07
Wednesday 03/07
Thursday 04/07
Friday 05/07
Saturday 06/07
Sunday 07/07

The cheapest time to travel from Manchester to Reading

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Reading, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £15, Wednesday is the cheapest day for a coach from Manchester to Reading. Saturday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £23.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Manchester to Reading, with £15. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £15.

How to save money travelling from Manchester to Reading

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Manchester to Reading in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Manchester to Reading, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Manchester to Reading are also emptier.

Beloved coach companies from Manchester to Reading

These are the most booked bus companies between Manchester to Reading from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Manchester and Reading

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Manchester and Reading.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Manchester to Reading

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Manchester to Reading? Or which bus companies serve the route Manchester - Reading? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Manchester to Reading bus

How much does a Manchester Reading coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Manchester Reading bus trip is available from £15 and takes 4h 55m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Manchester to Reading?

This connection is offered by 2 companies with ticket prices ranging from £15 to £34. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Reading.

How many connections are available for the Manchester Reading route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Manchester to Reading is offered by roughly 5 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Reading from Manchester take?

The quickest coach from Manchester to Reading is provided by megabus and takes 4h 45m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £24. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Manchester to Reading?

The earliest bus to Reading departs from Manchester at 03:30. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Manchester to Reading?

The latest bus to Reading departs from Manchester at 20:10. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Manchester Reading route?

Passengers looking to travel from Manchester to Reading can travel with megabus and FlixBus. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Reading?

You can check all the direct connections between Manchester and Reading by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: megabus and FlixBus.

What can I take with me on the bus to Reading from Manchester?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Manchester Reading bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Manchester Reading bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Manchester to Reading on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Manchester to Reading

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Manchester to Reading

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Manchester to Reading for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Reading

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Manchester to Reading for the next days.
  • CrossCountry
    3h 30m
    05:11
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    08:41
    Reading
    Central Station
    CrossCountry
    Economy
    from £51
  • Avanti West Coast
    4h 6m
    05:05
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:11
    Reading
    Central Station
    Avanti West Coast
    Economy
    from £53
  • Transport for Wales
    4h 23m
    09:30
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    13:53
    Reading
    Central Station
    Transport for Wales
    Economy
    from £94
  • Avanti West Coast
    4h 6m
    05:05
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:11
    Reading
    Central Station
    Avanti West Coast
    First Class
    from £173

More bus routes from Manchester and Reading

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Manchester and from Reading. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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