Reading to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Reading to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Cheapest

£92

Average

£147

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
07:10Reading6h12 13:22Edinburgh
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£921One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:42Reading6h27 14:09Edinburgh
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£931One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:20Reading5h55 15:15Edinburgh
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£951One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:57Reading6h27 15:24Edinburgh
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£951One-way
London North Eastern Railway
08:27Reading6h48 15:15Edinburgh
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£1771One-way

Train schedule Reading to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 19 August
London North Eastern Railway
07:10Reading6h12 13:22Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
07:42Reading6h27 14:09Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
08:20Reading5h49 14:09Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
08:27Reading6h48 15:15Edinburgh
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Avanti West Coast
08:32Reading6h46 15:18Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
08:57Reading6h27 15:24Edinburgh
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Avanti West Coast
09:15Reading6h03 15:18Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
09:17Reading5h58 15:15Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
09:20Reading5h55 15:15Edinburgh
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Fastest train times from Reading to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Aug

Fastest Journey

5 h 49 m

Average

6 h 16 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

521 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Reading for Edinburgh every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
08:20Reading5h49 14:09Edinburgh
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£1971One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:20Reading5h55 15:15Edinburgh
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£951One-way
London North Eastern Railway
09:17Reading5h58 15:15Edinburgh
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£1951One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Reading6h03 15:18Edinburgh
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£1831One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:10Reading6h12 13:22Edinburgh
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£921One-way

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Overview: Train from Reading to Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£131 (€148)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCaledonian Sleeper, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Reading to Edinburgh cover the 322 miles long route taking on average 5 h 38 min with our travel partners like Caledonian Sleeper, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £81, but the average price of train tickets is £131. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Reading to Edinburgh

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

Looking to travel by train from Reading to Edinburgh? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Reading to Edinburgh train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Edinburgh from Reading, you can expect to travel 322 miles (520 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains between Reading and Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check 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. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Edinburgh from Reading. Book that perfect Reading to Edinburgh train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

Reading to Edinburgh train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 17 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Reading to Edinburgh

Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Reading to Edinburgh.
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Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Edinburgh from Reading for the next 7 days starting from £81  one way.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Reading to Edinburgh train price to come in at an average of £131  one way.
The train distance from Reading to Edinburgh is around 322 miles.
On average the train from Reading to Edinburgh duration is 5 h 38 min  for the 322 miles long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train to Edinburgh from Reading, you can choose to depart from train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading. Your route can end in train stations such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Reading, located approximately 0.2 miles (420 m) from the city centre of Reading. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from its city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Reading to Edinburgh, you can rely on Caledonian Sleeper, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Reading to Edinburgh route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 11 trains a day from Reading to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Reading to Edinburgh, the first train leaves at 07: 03. If you prefer late night trains from Reading to Edinburgh, the last train of the day leaves at 14: 18. Omio shows you the latest train from Reading to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you book a train ticket between Reading and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £131 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Reading to Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Reading
Edinburgh
Reading is the most popular Reading 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 Reading for your journey to Edinburgh.
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Public transport options for Reading
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the North side of the station
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Public transport options for Reading West
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Reading: Bus Stop on Oxford Road under Railway Bridge. Heading away from Reading Bus Stop on Oxford Road, outside McDonalds.

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