The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Reading to Leeds is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 44 m
4 h 16 m
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It's difficult to get from Reading to Leeds without transferring at least once.
|Distance||163 miles (263 km)|
|Train frequency||13 a day|
|Train companies||Cross 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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