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Running 17 times a day with CrossCountry*
*Based on scheduled timetable
Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Avoid traffic and the stress of navigating when you travel by train from Banbury to Reading. Whether it's a trip back home or a journey to discover an amazing new part of the UK, CrossCountry can get you there in comfort and style.
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
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Discover a unique part of the UK when you visit Reading. CrossCountry will get you to Reading smoothly, so you'll be ready to explore as soon as you arrive. Whether you're looking for shopping, culture or just a day out with the family, Reading has something for you.
Yes, regular direct trains run between Banbury and Reading with CrossCountry.
CrossCountry trains ensure a relaxed and comfortable journey when you travel from Banbury to Reading. You'll have a whole range of amenities to enjoy - seating options, charge points for your devices (subject to availability), and an at-seat service with snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated and happy as you travel.
Yes! You can enjoy surfing through the countryside, with free WiFi on-board all our trains from Banbury to Reading.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more info.
If you're travelling from Banbury to Reading and want to reserve a seat, check out our ten-minute reservation service. You'll find all the info you need on our Ten Minute Reservation page, but the good news is that it's available on most CrossCountry services for Anytime and Off-Peak ticket holders.
We want to help you travel as cheaply as possible to connect you with the people and places you love. There are lots of ways to find cheaper tickets - from being flexible with timing to booking ahead. Keep an eye on our special offers page and check out our guide to finding cheap tickets for more tips.
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on our Railcards page.
For full information about Reading station, check out our station guide.
Whether you're looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our destination guide can help you plan the perfect trip!
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