Edinburgh to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Cheapest

£82

Average

£144

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
07:30Edinburgh5h41 13:11Reading
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£821One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00Edinburgh5h51 12:51Reading
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£961One-way
Cross Country
08:05Edinburgh7h36 15:41Reading
0 changes
£1981One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:00Edinburgh5h51 13:51Reading
0 changes
£1981One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 June
London North Eastern Railway
07:00Edinburgh5h51 12:51Reading
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London North Eastern Railway
07:30Edinburgh5h41 13:11Reading
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:00Edinburgh5h51 13:51Reading
0 changes
Cross Country
08:05Edinburgh7h36 15:41Reading
0 changes

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Reading

Showing times and prices for 29 Jun

Fastest Journey

5 h 41 m

Average

6 h 14 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

521 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Edinburgh for Reading every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
07:30Edinburgh5h41 13:11Reading
0 changes
£821One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:00Edinburgh5h51 12:51Reading
0 changes
£961One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:00Edinburgh5h51 13:51Reading
0 changes
£1981One-way
Cross Country
08:05Edinburgh7h36 15:41Reading
0 changes
£1981One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Reading

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£84 (€93)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Reading cover the 322 miles (520 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £84, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £61. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to Reading

CrossCountry trains will get you between Edinburgh and Reading from £61. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Reading from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Edinburgh and Reading on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Edinburgh to Reading train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 322 miles (520 km) journey between Edinburgh and Reading, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Edinburgh to Reading in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Reading from Edinburgh and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Edinburgh to Reading with CrossCountry!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Reading

    Travel by train to Reading easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Reading.
    FAQs
    You can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to Reading for some dates and times for as low as £61  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Reading train to cost on average £84  one way.
    The distance from Edinburgh to Reading by train is approximately 322 miles (520 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 322 miles (520 km) to Reading from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Reading is on average 5 h 41 min.

    There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. In Reading you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Reading, Reading West and Reading.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Reading.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0.2 miles (420 m) away from the city centre.

    When taking a train from Edinburgh to Reading, you can count on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Reading from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Edinburgh to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the first train from Edinburgh to Reading at 05: 56   or take the last train from Edinburgh to Reading leaving at 12: 30. Look for the latest Edinburgh Reading train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
    If you purchase Edinburgh to Reading train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £84. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Edinburgh to Reading. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Reading
    Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your journey to Reading.
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    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
    Metro: No metro available.
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    Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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    Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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