Reading travel guide

Reading Tourism | Reading Guide

You're Going to Love Reading

With a population of 88.082, Reading is a must-see destination in Pennsylvania, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Reading has to offer.

Where to Eat in Reading

If you’re looking for affordable options, DANS at Green Hills (2444 Morgantown Rd) and Coastal Grille (2713 N Meridian Blvd) are great picks.

When to visit Reading

Reading in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 157
1 night at 3-star hotel
Reading in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 157
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

Plane

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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 43h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Reading, followed by Acela. The train journey from Reading to Newark takes 1h 00m and costs around S$ 23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Baltimore, expect to pay about S$ 15 for a 1h 11m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Reading, including Megabus, OurBus and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Allentown, the bus ride to Reading takes 137 km and will cost you around S$ 54. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about S$ 13 for a journey of 193 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.

Plane

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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 43h 30m.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Reading, followed by Acela. The train journey from Reading to Newark takes 1h 00m and costs around S$ 23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Baltimore, expect to pay about S$ 15 for a 1h 11m trip.

Car

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 Hertz and Budget, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Reading, including Megabus, OurBus and Peter Pan Bus Lines. From Allentown, the bus ride to Reading takes 137 km and will cost you around S$ 54. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about S$ 13 for a journey of 193 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

Airlines serving Reading

Lufthansa
Good (4,687 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
SWISS
Good (940 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,728 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,463 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,194 reviews)
Finnair
Good (785 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,897 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
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Where to stay in Reading

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Candlewood Suites Reading and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Reading Wyomissing.

Where to stay in popular areas of Reading

Most booked hotels in Reading

Doubletree By Hilton Reading
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 206+
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Reading Wyomissing
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 159+
SureStay Plus by Best Western Reading North
2 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 114+
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Reading, An IHG Hotel
2 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
S$ 172+
Days Inn by Wyndham Reading Wyomissing
2 stars
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
S$ 78+

Hiring a car in Reading

Expect to pay S$ 1.35 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 S$ 16.15 and S$ 21.53. The most frequently booked car type in Reading is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is, on average, 50% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.35 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 S$ 16.15 and S$ 21.53. The most frequently booked car type in Reading is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is, on average, 50% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.