Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Reading

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

£53

Average

£81

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.

The average ticket from Leeds to Reading will cost around £ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

London North Eastern Railway
08:15Leeds3h32 11:47Reading
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£531One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:46Leeds3h25 11:11Reading
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£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
12:45Leeds3h26 16:11Reading
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£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:45Leeds3h26 12:11Reading
0 changes
£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:45Leeds3h27 14:12Reading
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£731One-way

Train schedule Leeds to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sat, 21 May
London North Eastern Railway
07:46Leeds3h25 11:11Reading
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London North Eastern Railway
08:15Leeds3h32 11:47Reading
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:45Leeds3h26 12:11Reading
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:45Leeds3h26 13:11Reading
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London North Eastern Railway
10:15Leeds3h32 13:47Reading
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London North Eastern Railway
10:45Leeds3h27 14:12Reading
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London North Eastern Railway
12:45Leeds3h26 16:11Reading
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Sat
21 May
£53London North Eastern Railway
£12Flixbus
Sun
22 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
£16Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
£9Flixbus
Tue
24 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
£20Megabus
Wed
25 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
£19Megabus
Thu
26 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
£13Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£54London North Eastern Railway
£8Flixbus

Fastest train times from Leeds to Reading

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 25 m

Average

3 h 27 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

263 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Leeds for Reading every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 263 km distance in an average of 3 h 27 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 25 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

London North Eastern Railway
07:46Leeds3h25 11:11Reading
0 changes
£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
12:45Leeds3h26 16:11Reading
0 changes
£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:45Leeds3h26 13:11Reading
0 changes
£1241One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:45Leeds3h26 12:11Reading
0 changes
£641One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:45Leeds3h27 14:12Reading
0 changes
£731One-way

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Overview: Train from Leeds to Reading

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 26 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Leeds to Reading cover the 163 miles (263 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 26 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £72, but the average price of train tickets is £72. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Reading.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Leeds to Reading

Find the best trains between Leeds and Reading with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £72. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

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

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train between Leeds and Reading online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train from Leeds to Reading, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 163 miles (263 km) route to Reading from Leeds as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Leeds and Reading, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry Leeds to Reading train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Train information from Leeds to Reading with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 32 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Leeds to Reading are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Leeds 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 Leeds to Reading.
FAQs

What is the cost of cheap trains between Leeds and Reading?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Leeds and Reading to cost as little as £72  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Leeds to Reading?

If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Leeds to Reading train prices are on average £72  one way.

What is the distance by train from Leeds to Reading?

The Leeds to Reading train distance is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

What is the average Leeds to Reading train duration?

The Leeds to Reading train duration is on average 3 h 26 min, which is to be expected when travelling 163 miles (263 km) from Leeds to Reading. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Leeds and arrival train station in Reading?

Some of the Leeds train stations to Reading you can start your journey from include Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Fest Bus. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Reading include Reading, Reading West and Reading.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arriving in Reading.

Where is the Leeds train station located? Where is the Reading train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Reading and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (420 m) from the train station to the city centre in Reading.

What train companies offer a service from Leeds to Reading?

When taking a train from Leeds to Reading, you can count on Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Reading. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Leeds and Reading and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Reading from Leeds?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Leeds to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Leeds to Reading? When does the last train depart from Leeds to Reading?

You can take the first train from Leeds to Reading at 07: 05   or take the last train from Leeds to Reading leaving at 19: 16. Look for the latest Leeds Reading train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How early should I buy Leeds to Reading train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Leeds to Reading is on average £72 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Leeds and Reading available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leeds
Reading
Leeds Railway Station is the most popular Leeds 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 Leeds for your journey to Reading.
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+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds Railway Station
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express