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Edinburgh to Reading by train

The journey from Edinburgh to Reading by train is 324.01 mi and takes 6 hrs 39 mins. There are 85 connections per day, with the first departure at 01:40 and the last at 19:58. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Reading by train for as little as £51.22 or as much as £208.99. The best price for this journey is £51.22.

Lowest Price£51.22
Journey Duration6 hrs 39 mins
Connection per Day85
Lowest Price£51.22
Highest Price£208.99
First Departure01:40
Last Departure19:58
Distance324.01 mi
DepartureEdinburgh
ArrivalReading
CarriersLumo, Great Western RailwayMore

Edinburgh to Reading Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to Reading, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to Reading.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading

The cheapest Edinburgh - Reading train tickets can be found for as low as £29.15 if you’re lucky, or £31.90 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £35.20.

Find the best day to travel to Reading by train

When travelling to Reading by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Caledonian Sleeper is a train service that operates overnight between London and Scotland. It offers a range of accommodation options, including private cabins with en-suite facilities, as well as shared berths for budget-conscious travelers. The train also features a lounge car and dining car, serving locally sourced food and drinks.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British railway company that operates passenger services between London and the southwest of England, as well as parts of Wales. It was founded in 1833 and was originally known as the Great Western Railway Company. GWR is now owned by FirstGroup. The company is known for its iconic green livery and its historic steam locomotives, including the famous Flying Scotsman.

Thameslink is a railway service in the United Kingdom that runs through central London, connecting Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves over 200 stations, including major transport hubs such as St Pancras International, London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains run every few minutes during peak hours and offer a range of services, from fast express trains to stopping services that serve local communities. The service has undergone significant upgrades in recent years, including the introduction of new trains and the completion of major infrastructure projects such as the Thameslink Programme.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

Services on board Lumo, Great Western Railway and Thameslink from Edinburgh to Reading
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Edinburgh to Reading CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
36.5kg
Bus
39.11kg
Flight
104.29kg
Car
83.43kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Edinburgh to Reading by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Edinburgh and Reading are 36.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Edinburgh and Reading? By taking the train between Edinburgh and Reading you will save 67.79kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.61kg compared to a bus and 46.93kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading?
A train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading is £103.24. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £51.22.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Edinburgh to Reading is £51.22. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Edinburgh and Reading by train?
Edinburgh to Reading is 324.01 mi.
How long does the train between Edinburgh and Reading take?
Edinburgh to Reading is on average 6 hrs 39 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hrs 11 mins.
Which companies operate from Edinburgh to Reading?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Reading is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Lumo, Great Western Railway, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Thameslink, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper and London North Eastern Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Edinburgh to Reading?
Edinburgh to Reading has 85 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Edinburgh to Reading leave?
The earliest train from Edinburgh to Reading departs at 01:40. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Edinburgh to Reading depart?
The latest train from Edinburgh to Reading departs at 19:58. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Edinburgh to Reading in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £51.22 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh to Reading by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Edinburgh and Reading is 5 hrs 11 mins.
Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct train between Edinburgh and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Edinburgh to Reading by train?
The train journey from Edinburgh to Reading creates 36.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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