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from Leeds to Reading

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

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Reading on 8 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15Leeds5h45 14:00Reading
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08:15Leeds5h45 14:00Reading
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12:15Leeds5h50 18:05Reading
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10:45Leeds Railway Station3h26 14:11Reading
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10:15Leeds Railway Station3h31 13:46Reading
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8 Dec
£72London North Eastern Railway
9 Dec
£63London North Eastern Railway
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12 Dec
£53London North Eastern Railway

Travel Information between Leeds and Reading

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £63
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £63 • 3 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.
How do I go from Leeds to Reading?

There are 2 ways to get from Leeds to Reading: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Reading?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Reading, which costs on average £25.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A coach is generally £37 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £63 from Leeds to Reading.

What is the fastest way to get from Leeds to Reading?

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

There are alternative travel options to Reading that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Reading by coach can take on average 5 h 45 min.

How far is Reading from Leeds?

You should expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km) from Leeds to Reading.

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

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Reading is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route 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, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Trains mostly leave from Leeds Railway Station and tend to arrive in Reading.
Which travel operators can get me from Leeds to Reading?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Leeds to Reading, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Reading by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Leeds to Reading for £25 on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Reading by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Leeds to Reading for £63.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Leeds to Reading?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Leeds to Reading often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Luton or Stansted. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Leeds and Reading itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Reading and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Leeds to Reading online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Leeds 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 £25 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £63 one way.

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

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