How to travel from Leeds to Reading

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from Leeds to Reading

You can get from Leeds to Reading by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Leeds to Reading on Oct 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45AMLeeds Bradford International Airport1h15 08:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 transfers
02:18PMLeeds Railway Station3h45 06:03PMReading
3 transfers
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09:45AMLeeds Railway Station3h29 01:14PMReading
3 transfers
11:45AMLeeds Railway Station3h29 03:14PMReading
2 transfers
01:45PMLeeds Railway Station3h31 05:16PMReading
2 transfers

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Travel Information from Leeds to Reading

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $105
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€19) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $104 (€101) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, Flybe or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 163 miles (263 km) to Reading from Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus, Flybe or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Leeds to Reading.

Travel Tips: Travel from Leeds to Reading

Travel Tips: 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 Leeds to Reading.

There are 4 travel options from Leeds to Reading: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Reading from Leeds is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

Taking a bus is usually $85 (€82) less than taking a flight to Reading, which costs on average $104 (€101) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $86 (€83) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $105 (€102) from Leeds to Reading.

The quickest way to travel from Leeds to Reading 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, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Reading by train can take on average 3 h 11 min.

The distance from Leeds to Reading is approximately 163 miles (263 km).

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Reading is:

  • 40 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Leeds to Reading:

  • Buses mostly leave from Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and tend to arrive in Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading).
  • Trains mostly depart from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Reading.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Reading from Leeds with Megabus, and you can find Megabus Leeds to Reading tickets for $20 (€19) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Leeds to Reading with Flybe. Cheap tickets can be found for $104 (€101) with Flybe from Leeds to Reading.
  • You can travel between Leeds and Reading by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $105 (€102) with London North Eastern Railway from Leeds to Reading.
Looking to extend your trip from Leeds to Reading? Many Omio customers who go from Leeds 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.

Before traveling from Leeds to Reading, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $20 (€19) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $104 (€101) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $105 (€102) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Leeds to Reading tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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