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Leeds to Reading by train

The journey from Leeds to Reading by train is 163.67 mi and takes 4 hrs 21 mins. There are 62 connections per day, with the first departure at 02:49 and the last at 21:31. It is possible to travel from Leeds to Reading by train for as little as £49.56 or as much as £175.02. The best price for this journey is £49.56.

Lowest Price£49.56
Journey Duration4 hrs 21 mins
Connection per Day62
Lowest Price£49.56
Highest Price£175.02
First Departure02:49
Last Departure21:31
Distance163.67 mi
DepartureLeeds
ArrivalReading
CarriersCrossCountry, London North Eastern RailwayMore

Leeds to Reading Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Leeds 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 Leeds 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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Leeds to Reading

The cheapest Leeds - Reading train tickets can be found for as low as £29.15 if you’re lucky, or £31.87 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.

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.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates intercity services on the "East Coast Main Line" between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. It was formed in 2018 as a result of the UK government's decision to terminate the franchise of Virgin Trains East Coast. LNER is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the operator of the East Coast Partnership, a joint venture between infrastructure company Network Rail and train operator FirstGroup. LNER operates a fleet of electric and diesel trains, including the Azuma, which is the fastest train in the UK.

Northern is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the north of England. Northern is owned by Northern Trains Ltd, a division of "DOHL," the public sector holding company for the Department of Transportation. It is owned by Arriva UK Trains and operates over 2,500 services every weekday, serving cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

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 London North Eastern Railway, Northern Rail and Great Western Railway from Leeds to Reading
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Leeds to Reading CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
18.44kg
Bus
19.76kg
Flight
52.68kg
Car
42.15kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Leeds to Reading by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Leeds and Reading are 18.44kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Leeds and Reading? By taking the train between Leeds and Reading you will save 34.24kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.32kg compared to a bus and 23.71kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Leeds to Reading?
A train ticket from Leeds to Reading is £83.83. 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 £49.56.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Leeds to Reading?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Leeds to Reading is £49.56. 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 Leeds and Reading by train?
Leeds to Reading is 163.67 mi.
How long does the train between Leeds and Reading take?
Leeds to Reading is on average 4 hrs 21 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 11 mins.
Which companies operate from Leeds to Reading?
The train journey from Leeds to Reading is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, Great Western Railway, Thameslink and Grand Central.
How many train connections per day go from Leeds to Reading?
Leeds to Reading has 62 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Leeds to Reading leave?
The earliest train from Leeds to Reading departs at 02:49. 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 Leeds to Reading depart?
The latest train from Leeds to Reading departs at 21:31. 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 Leeds 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 £49.56 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 Leeds to Reading by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Leeds and Reading is 3 hrs 11 mins.
Is there a direct train from Leeds to Reading?
Yes, there is a direct train between Leeds and Reading.
What are the CO2 emissions for Leeds to Reading by train?
The train journey from Leeds to Reading creates 18.44kg of CO2 emissions.

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