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Train Information from Leicester to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£108 (€122)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains or Cross Country

Trains from Leicester to Reading cover the 81 miles (131 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 22 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £108, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £58. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Reading.

Train companies

CrossCountry from Leicester to Reading

For as little as £58 you can travel by train from Leicester to Reading with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

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

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Leicester 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 Leicester to Reading train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 81 miles (131 km) route between Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Leicester and Reading with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry from Leicester to Reading train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 9 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by CrossCountry when booking your train tickets from Leicester to Reading due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Leicester 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 Leicester to Reading.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Reading from Leicester cost?
You can find a cheap train from Leicester to Reading for some dates and times for as low as £58  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Leicester to Reading?
The Leicester to Reading train ticket price is on average £108  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance between Leicester and Reading by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Leicester to Reading via train to be approximately 81 miles (131 km).
How long is the train journey to Reading from Leicester?
The train time from Leicester to Reading is on average 2 h 22 min  for the 81 miles (131 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Leicester and Reading by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Leicester to Reading do I depart from? Which Reading train station from Leicester do I arrive in?

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

Where is the train station in Leicester? Where is the train station in Reading?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Leicester, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Reading, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Leicester to Reading?
For the best Leicester to Reading train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with East Midlands Trains or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Leicester to Reading to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between Leicester and Reading?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Leicester to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Leicester to Reading? When does the last train depart from Leicester to Reading?
The first train from Leicester to Reading leaves at 07: 13   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 04. Omio shows you the latest train from Leicester to Reading schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy Leicester to Reading train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Leicester to Reading within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £108 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Leicester to Reading a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leicester
Reading
The major railway station for departures from Leicester is Leicester. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leicester for your trip between Leicester and Reading.