Reading to Leeds train

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Train schedule from Reading to Leeds

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06:15AMReading3h46 10:01AMLeeds
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07:15AMReading3h45 11:00AMLeeds
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08:15AMReading3h45 12:00PMLeeds
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09:16AMReading3h44 01:00PMLeeds
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10:16AMReading3h44 02:00PMLeeds
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11:15AMReading3h45 03:00PMLeeds
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12:16PMReading3h44 04:00PMLeeds
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01:15PMReading3h46 05:01PMLeeds
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02:15PMReading3h46 06:01PMLeeds
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03:15PMReading3h49 07:04PMLeeds
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04:15PMReading3h47 08:02PMLeeds
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07:15PMReading4h19 11:34PMLeeds
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09:14PMReading10h48 08:02AMLeeds
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Fastest train times from Reading to Leeds

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Fastest Journey

3 h 44 m

Average

4 h 16 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

263 km

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Overview: Train from Reading to Leeds

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Reading to Leeds cover the 163 miles (263 km) long route taking on average 4 h 17 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Reading and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Reading to Leeds trains

You can travel by train to Leeds from Reading with CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

CrossCountry

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

One of the best ways to travel between Reading and Leeds is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Reading to Leeds by showing you CrossCountry current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Reading to Leeds trip. You can expect to travel 163 miles (263 km) between Reading and Leeds on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Leeds from Reading, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Reading to Leeds!

Reading to Leeds train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 17 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 13 a day

Trains from Reading to Leeds

It's easy to go from Reading to Leeds by train. Those heading to Leeds for business or pleasure can choose from around 29 trains servicing the Reading-Leeds route every day. The average journey is around 4 hours 40 minutes. Trains leave the Reading Station for Leeds every hour, so travellers don't need to worry about long waiting times.

Reading to Leeds train times: Daily departures

On regular days, passengers can expect between 25 and 29 trains from Reading to Leeds. Services may be limited on weekends and holidays. The first train from Reading to Leeds departs around 6:00 a.m., and the last after 9:00 p.m. Train operators don't offer sleeper services on this route.

How long is the journey by train from Reading to Leeds?

The distance by train from Reading to Leeds is approximately 163 miles. The fastest train gets passengers to Leeds in 3 hours 35 minutes, although the average journey is a little above 4 hours. There are no direct trips available. Passengers typically change trains at the London, Birmingham, or York stations, depending on the operator. Journey times may be longer on weekends and public holidays.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Reading to Leeds?

Departure train station: Trains from Reading and Leeds depart from Reading station, which is on the northern edge of the town centre. Passengers can access it by bus, with stops nearby on Blagrave Street and Garrard Street. Passenger facilities include waiting rooms, ATMs, payphones, post boxes, baby-changing rooms, toilets, shops, bicycle stands, and car parking.

Arrival train station: The arrival station is Leeds railway station. It's on the southern side of central Leeds and connected to the airport and city by bus and taxi services. Nearby attractions include the famous Queen's Hotel, Leeds Gallery, and Trinity Leeds Mall. Station facilities for passengers include an information desk, public WiFi, toilets, ATMs, bicycle stands, car parking, shops, and a first-class lounge.

Which train companies travel from Reading to Leeds?

CrossCountry offers indirect trips for passengers travelling from Reading to Leeds, with one change at Birmingham. London Northeastern Railway (LNER) also operates indirect trains from Reading to Leeds. The quickest trains on this route are run by LNER, although CrossCountry offers cheaper tickets and has more trains.

CrossCountry Reading to Leeds

CrossCountry provides both long- and short-distance train services all over the UK. Its Reading-Leeds train service operates hourly throughout the day. Passengers can choose from over 15 CrossCountry trains from Reading to Leeds daily. There are no direct trains - passengers have to change at Birmingham en route to Leeds.

London Northeastern Railway Reading to Leeds

LNER runs up to 10 trains on the Reading-Leeds route every day. It has the quickest connections on the route, with its fastest trains completing the journey in 3 hours 35 minutes. LNER has a smaller fleet than CrossCountry and runs fewer trains from Reading to Leeds. Only connecting trips are available, with passengers changing trains in London or York.

Reading to Leeds trains: Services on board

LNER offers Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets, each having first- and standard-class options. All LNER trains operating on the Reading-Leeds route have wheelchair spaces for travellers with disabilities. Passengers can bring a maximum of one suitcase, a carry-on bag, and a small handbag. Cats, dogs, and other small animals are permitted on board so long as they don't take up a seat. Travellers can bring up to two pets but may have to pay an extra fee for each additional pet. LNER doesn't charge riders for bringing their bike, but passengers may need to make a reservation ahead of time.

There are both first- and standard-class sections on CrossCountry trains going from Reading to Leeds. Travellers can bring only one suitcase, along with smaller items such as shopping bags and laptop bags. Passengers with folding bikes can store them in the luggage racks. Those with bigger bikes must book space in advance.

How to find cheap train tickets from Reading to Leeds

Travelling in off-peak hours can help passengers save money on their train journey from Reading to Leeds. Longer journeys and connecting trips also reduce ticket costs. Tickets bought on the departure day can be expensive, whereas purchasing tickets in advance can cut prices by as much as 30%. With Omio, travellers have all the tools they need to find the best tickets for trains from Reading to Leeds.

Travel Tips: Trains from Reading to Leeds

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Leeds 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 Leeds.
FAQs
You should expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km)  from Reading to Leeds by train.
The Reading to Leeds train duration is on average 4 h 17 min, which is to be expected when traveling 163 miles (263 km) between Reading and Leeds. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

When taking a train from Reading, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Reading, Reading West and Reading. When you arrive in Leeds, your train can arrive in train stations including Leeds Railway Station and Leeds.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Reading   to Leeds Railway Station.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Reading, located approximately 0.2 miles (420 m) from the city center of Reading. The most popular arrival train station in Leeds, called Leeds Railway Station, is located around 0.2 miles (369 m) away from its city center.

If you're looking for trains from Reading to Leeds, you can rely on Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway to get you to Leeds. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Reading to Leeds journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 13 trains a day from Reading to Leeds. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Reading to Leeds at 6: 15 AM. The last train from Reading to Leeds that you can take departs at 9: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Reading to Leeds schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Reading
Leeds
Reading is the most popular Reading 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 Reading for your trip to Leeds.
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Public transit options for Reading
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the North side of the station
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Public transit options for Reading West
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Towards Reading: Bus Stop on Oxford Road under Railway Bridge. Heading away from Reading Bus Stop on Oxford Road, outside McDonalds.
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