How to get from Edinburgh to Reading

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Reading

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £58
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 15 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Reading

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.

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Reading: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Reading. Tickets for a coach cost on average £13.

This is compared to other travel options to Reading:

A coach is generally £18 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £31 from Edinburgh to Reading.

A coach is about £45 less than a train, which costs on average £58 for this route.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Reading is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to Reading can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 15 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 47 min   on average.

The distance between Edinburgh and Reading is around 322 miles (520 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Reading is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Reading:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Trains from Edinburgh to Reading most often leave from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Reading.

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

  • You can travel to Reading from Edinburgh by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £13 with Flixbus from Edinburgh to Reading.
  • You can travel from Edinburgh to Reading by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £31 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 £58 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Reading.
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Reading don't make Reading their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Luton or Stansted, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Reading trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Reading to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Reading, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £13 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £31 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £58 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Reading online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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