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from Edinburgh to Reading

You can get from Edinburgh to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information to Reading from Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £192
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 14 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £84 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 322 miles (520 km) between Edinburgh and Reading. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Reading.

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Travel 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 Edinburgh to Reading.
FAQs
How do you get from Edinburgh to Reading?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Reading from Edinburgh. You can take a coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Reading the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Reading, which costs on average £33.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A coach is generally £51 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £84 from Edinburgh to Reading.

A coach is generally £159 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £192 from Edinburgh to Reading.

What is the fastest way to Reading from Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Reading is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 14 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 41 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Reading would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 322 miles (520 km) from Edinburgh to Reading.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Reading?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Reading is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Reading from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Reading:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Reading.
Which travel operators can get me from Edinburgh to Reading?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Reading:

  • You can travel by coach to Reading from Edinburgh with National Express, and you can find National Express Edinburgh to Reading tickets for £33 on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Edinburgh to Reading with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £84 with easyJet from Edinburgh to Reading.
  • You can take a train from Edinburgh to Reading with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £192 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Reading.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Reading?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Reading? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Reading usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Luton or Stansted. If you're looking to explore London, Luton or Stansted from Reading, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Reading from Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £33 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £84 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £192 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Reading
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.