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from Edinburgh to Reading

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Travel from Edinburgh to Reading
Travel 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.
FAQs
How do I travel from Edinburgh to Reading?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to Reading. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Reading?

The cheapest way to go to Reading from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€37).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

A bus is generally $69 (€57) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $114 (€94) from Edinburgh to Reading.

Taking a bus is usually $217 (€179) less than taking a train to Reading, which costs on average $262 (€216) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Reading?

The quickest way to travel to Reading from Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 14 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 41 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Reading would I travel?

The Edinburgh to Reading distance is around 322 miles (520 km).

How many services a day are there to Reading from Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Reading is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Edinburgh and Reading as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Reading?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Reading:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Reading depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Edinburgh to Reading depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Reading.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Reading?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Reading, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Reading by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Edinburgh to Reading tickets on Omio for $45 (€37).
  • EasyJet can take you to Reading by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to Reading for $114 (€94).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Reading. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Reading tickets on Omio for $262 (€216).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Edinburgh to Reading?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Reading? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Reading usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Luton or Stansted. If you're looking to explore London, Luton or Stansted from Reading, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Edinburgh and Reading online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Reading, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $45 (€37) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $114 (€94) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $262 (€216) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Reading online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.