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What's the best way to get from Luton to Reading? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Luton to Reading, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Luton to Reading?

On average, a train ticket from Luton to Reading will cost you £ 31.80. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 26.38. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 26.38
Journey duration 2 h 59 min
Connections per day 165
First departure 06:13
Last departure 21:48
Distance 37.9 mi
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Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
08:48 - 11:44
£ 26.38
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Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
09:18 - 12:14
£ 26.38
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Thameslink
Duration: 3 h 5 min
Luton - Reading
09:43 - 12:48
£ 26.38
Thameslink-logo
Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
09:48 - 12:44
£ 26.38
Thameslink-logo
Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
10:18 - 13:14
£ 26.38
Thameslink-logo
Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
10:48 - 13:44
£ 26.38
Thameslink-logo
Thameslink
Duration: 2 h 56 min
Luton - Reading
11:18 - 14:14
£ 26.38

How long does it take to get from Luton to Reading by train?

The distance between Luton and Reading is around 37.9 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 59 min. However, the fastest routes between Luton and Reading take 2 h 39 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the first and last departures from Luton to Reading?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Luton to Reading, which usually leaves at 06:13. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 21:48. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations are used when traveling from Luton to Reading?

You can depart from Luton at stations such as Luton. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Reading at the following stations: Reading and Reading West. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Luton and Reading. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Luton to Reading take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Luton to Reading can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 165 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 165 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Luton to Reading. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Luton to Reading varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 165 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Luton

Destination stations

Reading
Reading West
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