How to travel from Edinburgh to Reading

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from Edinburgh to Reading

How to get from Edinburgh to Reading by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Edinburgh to Reading is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Reading from Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$24 - $102
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€21) • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $41 (€36) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or East Coast

Travel 322 miles (520 km) by train, bus or flight between Edinburgh and Reading. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Reading.

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All travel companies: Airlines and Bus from Edinburgh to Reading

Travel on FlixBus, easyJet and National Express travel to Reading from Edinburgh at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

      FAQs: Travel from Edinburgh to Reading

      FAQs: 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.

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

      The cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Reading is a bus with an average price of $24 (€21).

      This is compared to other travel options from Edinburgh to Reading:

      Taking a bus costs $17 (€15) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $41 (€36).

      A bus is $78 (€68) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Reading costing on average $102 (€89).

      The fastest way to get to Reading from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

      Other travel options to Reading take longer:

      Bus takes 11 h 45 min on average.

      Getting to Reading by train takes 5 h 18 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Reading is:

      • 12 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
      • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Reading.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Reading:

      • You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Reading with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€21) with FlixBus from Edinburgh to Reading.
      • You can travel from Edinburgh to Reading by flight with easyJet, British Airways or Cityflyer (British Airways 2). You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $41 (€36) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Reading.
      • You can travel to Reading from Edinburgh by train with East Coast, Virgin Trains, Lumo or CrossCountry. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $102 (€89) with East Coast from Edinburgh to Reading.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Reading with the following travel companies:

      • Direct services by bus with.
      • Direct flight with.
      • Direct services by train with.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Reading as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Reading from Edinburgh.

      Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Reading don't make Reading their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Reading are London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Reading to any of these top destinations today!
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