Split Reading Tickets
Use the journey planner below to book moneysaving split Reading train tickets the same way you would ordinarily book your train tickets online.
When you split your train ticket you still travel on the same Reading train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat - just for a lot less money!
The only difference is that in place of just booking you the more expensive through train ticket our system will first determine if cheaper split ticket options exist for your Reading train, at the times you have selected, and then offer you the cheaper train tickets. Click Here to book split train tickets on Reading trains.
Split Your Reading Train Ticket
Splitting your Reading Train Tickets is when, instead of just one more expensive through ticket to or from Reading, you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the Reading rail route you wish to travel without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel from Reading to Rotherham Central, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from Reading to Rotherham Central. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from Reading to Shildon, and another from Shildon to South Elmsall and still another from South Elmsall to Rotherham Central for a much cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your Reading journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up the whole of your Reading rail route, you could massively reduce your travel cost.
Use the splittickets.com journey planner above to automatically do the hard work for you by searching the entire National Rail fares database for every possible permutation of travel to identify the best of any available split ticketing options for your Reading train route, and at the times that you select.
Split Reading Train Tickets Are Legal
Split ticketing on Reading trains is allowed, is perfectly legal and can save you a lot of money. The National Conditions of Travel clearly state that you may use more than one ticket to complete your Reading train journey provided that "the train you are in calls at each station where you change from one ticket to another". You also do not have to leave the train and get back on it in between the start and end of your journey to or from Reading.
Splittickets.com is a free service aimed at helping the general public lawfully pay less for Reading rail journeys. We do however charge a nominal percentage of any additional savings we find you from splitting your Reading train ticket. For example, if our service finds you additional savings totaling £46.00 by splitting your Reading train ticket we will charge you a service fee of £6.90, you will however then still pay £39.10 less than you otherwise could have for your Reading train ticket without using our service. If we cannot find you any split train ticket savings we will not charge you any fee.