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You're Going to Love Reading

With a population of 88 082, Reading is a must-see destination in Pennsylvania, United States.

Where to Eat in Reading

If you’re looking for affordable options, Coastal Grille (2713 N Meridian Blvd) and Mimmo's Restaurant (290 Morgantown Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Reading

Reading in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Reading in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Reading in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -7 °C, with an average temperature of -2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 119 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Reading, with an average rainfall of 61 mm.

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How to Get to Reading


Although Reading doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Allentown-Bethlehem (ABE), which is located 54 km from Reading. The shortest flight to Reading from New Zealand departs from Wellington and takes around 41h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Reading. The train journey from Reading to Newark takes 1h 03m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Baltimore, expect to pay about $10 for a 1h 08m trip.


Another option to get to Reading is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 170 km from Reading. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Sixt, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Reading, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound and OurBus. From New York, the bus ride to Reading takes 145 km and will cost you around $49. From Silver Spring, the ticket costs about $37 for a journey of 274 km. The most popular bus station is Reading 518 Penn St, located 0.1 km from the city centre of Reading. Reading Fairground Square Mall is also a commonly used station, and is 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Reading

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Where to stay in Reading

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Candlewood Suites Reading and SureStay Plus by Best Western Reading North.

Where to stay in popular areas of Reading

Hiring a car in Reading

Expect to pay $1.85 per litre in Reading (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.11 and $29.48. The most frequently booked car type in Reading is Intermediate (Honda CR-V or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Versa Note or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.