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from Leeds to Reading

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21 May
£53London North Eastern Railway
22 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
23 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
24 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
25 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
26 May
£64London North Eastern Railway
27 May
£54London North Eastern Railway

Travel Information between Leeds and Reading

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £53 • 3 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by coach or train from Leeds to Reading. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Leeds to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leeds 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 Leeds to Reading.

What are my Leeds to Reading travel options?

You can travel from Leeds to Reading 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Leeds to Reading?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Reading. Tickets for a coach cost on average £19.

This is compared to other travel options to Reading:

A coach journey is usually £34 less than a journey to Reading by train, which costs on average £53 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Leeds to Reading?

The fastest way from Leeds to Reading is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 26 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 45 min   on average.

How far is Reading from Leeds?

The distance from Leeds to Reading is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

How many services a day are there between Leeds and Reading?

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Reading is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Leeds? Where do I arrive in Reading?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Trains mostly depart from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Reading.

Who can get me from Leeds to Reading?

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

  • You can travel by coach from Leeds to Reading with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Leeds to Reading tickets for £19 on Omio.
  • You can go to Reading from Leeds by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £53 with London North Eastern Railway from Leeds to Reading on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Leeds to Reading?

Yes, there are direct routes from Leeds to Reading with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct train services to Reading with with around 12 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Reading tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Leeds and Reading?

Looking to extend your trip from Leeds to Reading? Many Omio customers who go from Leeds 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 my Leeds to Reading ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £19 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £53 one way.

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

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