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from Reading to Edinburgh

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

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Tue
26 Oct
£193London North Eastern Railway
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Wed
27 Oct
£93London North Eastern Railway
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£39easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£93London North Eastern Railway
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£53easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£192London North Eastern Railway
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£45easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£93London North Eastern Railway
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£92easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£80London North Eastern Railway
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£36easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£80London North Eastern Railway
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£31easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£60London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
£33easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£60London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
£33easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£67London North Eastern Railway
£25National Express
£45easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£96Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£33easyJet

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Reading

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £93
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £40 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 322 miles (520 km) by flight, coach or train from Reading to Edinburgh. 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Reading to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I go from Reading to Edinburgh?

You can travel between Reading and Edinburgh 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Reading?

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £14 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £40 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £67 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £93 from Reading to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way from Reading to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Reading to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 35 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Reading to Edinburgh would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches from Reading to Edinburgh most often leave from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Reading at Reading and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators can get me from Reading to Edinburgh?

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

  • EasyJet can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Reading to Edinburgh for £40 on Omio.
  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Reading to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £25.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Reading to Edinburgh for £93 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Reading to Edinburgh ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Reading to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets to Edinburgh from Reading online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Reading to Edinburgh, 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 plane ticket is on average £40 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £25 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £93 one way for this trip.

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