Edinburgh to Reading train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Cheapest

114

Average

197

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 03:53PMReading
2 transfers
1141One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 02:53PMReading
2 transfers
1821One-way
10:51AMEdinburgh Waverley5h48 04:39PMReading
1 transfer
2201One-way
10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h31 04:01PMReading
2 transfers
2351One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h40 03:10PMReading
2 transfers
2351One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Reading

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, December 4
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 02:53PMReading
2 transfers
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h40 03:10PMReading
2 transfers
10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 03:53PMReading
2 transfers
10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h31 04:01PMReading
2 transfers
10:51AMEdinburgh Waverley5h48 04:39PMReading
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Reading

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Fastest Journey

5 h 31 m

Average

5 h 45 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

521 km

It's difficult to get from Edinburgh to Reading without transferring at least once.

Fastest
10:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h31 04:01PMReading
2 transfers
2351One-way
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley5h40 03:10PMReading
2 transfers
2351One-way
10:51AMEdinburgh Waverley5h48 04:39PMReading
1 transfer
2201One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 02:53PMReading
2 transfers
1821One-way
10:00AMEdinburgh Waverley5h53 03:53PMReading
2 transfers
1141One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Reading

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$159 (€142)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersCross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Reading cover the 322 miles (520 km) long route taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $80 (€71), but the average price of train tickets is $159 (€142). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Reading.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Reading trains

Travel between Edinburgh and Reading from $80 (€71) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Reading you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Edinburgh to Reading, check Omio for CrossCountry trains offering this route. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 322 miles (520 km) trip between Edinburgh and Reading, Omio makes it easier than ever to find CrossCountry trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Edinburgh and Reading as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your CrossCountry train on Omio. If you search for trains to Reading from Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for CrossCountry trains from Edinburgh to Reading starting at $246 (€220), buy your official CrossCountry tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: $246

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Reading

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Reading 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 Edinburgh to Reading.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Edinburgh to Reading trains for as little as $80 (€71)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Reading train to cost on average $159 (€142)  one way.
The Edinburgh to Reading train distance is approximately 322 miles (520 km).
On average the Edinburgh to Reading train travel time is 5 h 41 min  for the 322 miles (520 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Reading, you can end your trip in train stations like Reading, Reading West and Reading.

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Reading   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Reading and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (420 m) from the train station to the city center in Reading.

For the route from Edinburgh to Reading you can take a train with Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper or Avanti West Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Reading from Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Reading is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Edinburgh at 5: 40 AM. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 7: 36 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Edinburgh to Reading and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you purchase the Edinburgh to Reading train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $159 (€142). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Reading from Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Reading

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Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Reading.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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