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from Reading to Leicester

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Travel Information to Leicester from Reading

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £124
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £124 • 2 h 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or

Travel 81 miles (131 km) by coach or train from Reading to Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Reading to Leicester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Reading to Leicester
Travel to Leicester 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 Reading to Leicester.
What are my travel options from Reading to Leicester?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Reading to Leicester, which costs on average £15.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leicester:

A coach is £109 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Reading to Leicester costing on average £124.

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

The fastest way to get to Leicester from Reading is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 21 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

What is the distance from Reading to Leicester?

The Reading to Leicester distance is approximately 81 miles (131 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Leicester is:

  • 50 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Reading to Leicester?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Reading and arrive in Leicester.
Which travel operators can get me from Reading to Leicester?

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Leicester by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Reading to Leicester tickets on Omio for £15.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Reading to Leicester ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Reading to Leicester? Many Omio customers who go from Reading to Leicester usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Birmingham or Manchester from Leicester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets from Reading to Leicester online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Reading to Leicester, 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 £15 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £124 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Reading to Leicester 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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