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Train Information between Reading and Leicester

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£48 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains

Trains from Reading to Leicester cover the 81 miles (131 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 23 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £48, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Leicester.

Travel Tips

Trains from Reading to Leicester
Travel by train to Leicester 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 Leicester.
How much does a cheap train to Leicester from Reading cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Reading to Leicester for the next 7 days starting from £47  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Reading to Leicester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Reading and Leicester is £48  one way.
How far is it from Reading to Leicester by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Reading to Leicester via train to be approximately 81 miles (131 km).
How many hours does it take from Reading to Leicester by train?
The train time between Reading and Leicester is on average 2 h 23 min  for the 81 miles (131 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Leicester from Reading by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Reading to Leicester train leave from? Which Leicester train station do I come into from Reading?

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

Where is the departure train station in Reading located? Where is the arrival train station in Leicester located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Reading, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Reading. The most popular arrival train station in Leicester, called Leicester, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Reading to Leicester?
If you're looking for trains from Reading to Leicester, you can rely on East Midlands Trains to get you to Leicester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Reading to Leicester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Reading and Leicester a day?
The average number of trains departing Reading for Leicester is 50 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Reading to Leicester? When is the last train from Reading to Leicester?
The earliest train for this route departs from Reading at 07: 15. The last train leaves from Reading at 09: 15. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Reading to Leicester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Reading Leicester train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Reading to Leicester is on average £48 if you book 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 companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Reading to Leicester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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