Leicester to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Reading

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Cheapest

£45

Average

£45

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.

East Midlands Railway
08:12Leicester2h29 10:41Reading
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£451One-way
East Midlands Railway
08:04Leicester2h21 10:25Reading
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£451One-way

Train schedule Leicester to Reading

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East Midlands Railway
08:04Leicester2h21 10:25Reading
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East Midlands Railway
08:12Leicester2h29 10:41Reading
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Fastest train times from Leicester to Reading

Showing times and prices for 04 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 21 m

Average

2 h 25 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

132 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Leicester for Reading every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

East Midlands Railway
08:04Leicester2h21 10:25Reading
0 changes
£451One-way
East Midlands Railway
08:12Leicester2h29 10:41Reading
0 changes
£451One-way

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Overview: Train from Leicester to Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£37 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency33 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Railway, Cross Country or East Midlands Railways

Trains from Leicester to Reading cover the 81 miles (131 km) long route taking on average 2 h 19 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 33 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £37, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £37. Travellers depart most frequently from Leicester and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains trains Leicester to Reading

You can travel by train to Reading from Leicester with CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains for as low as £37. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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

One of the best ways to travel to Reading from Leicester is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train between Leicester and Reading by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Leicester to Reading trip. You can expect to travel 81 miles (131 km) between Leicester and Reading on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Leicester to 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Leicester to Reading!

Train information from Leicester to Reading with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 21 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 13 a day

Save time and money by searching for and booking your East Midlands Trains train to Reading from Leicester online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest East Midlands Trains train to Reading from Leicester, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current East Midlands Trains train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 81 miles (131 km) trip between Leicester and Reading 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 from Leicester to Reading, you can check straight away if the East Midlands Trains 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 East Midlands Trains Leicester to Reading train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

Leicester to Reading train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 25 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 19 a day

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
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Reading from Leicester for as low as £37  for the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Leicester to Reading train to cost on average £37  one way.
The distance to Reading from Leicester by train is approximately 81 miles (131 km).
On average the Leicester to Reading train time is 2 h 19 min  covering the 81 miles (131 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Leicester   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Leicester and need to travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

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

For the journey from Leicester to Reading you can take a train with East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or East Midlands Railways. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Leicester and Reading on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 33 trains a day from Leicester to Reading. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Leicester to Reading train departs at 07: 01   and the last train from Leicester to Reading leaves at 14: 43. Check out the most up-to-date Leicester to Reading train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
The price of a one way train ticket from Leicester to Reading is on average £37 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Leicester to Reading available 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.
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Public transport options for Leicester
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Coaches leave from the Station front

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