How to travel from Leeds to Reading

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from Leeds to Reading

How to get from Leeds to Reading by train or bus.

Our recommendation

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

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London North Eastern Railway
Leeds station (LDS)
01:38PMReading station (RDG)
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London North Eastern Railway
Leeds station (LDS)
12:38PMReading station (RDG)
2 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Leeds station (LDS)
12:58PMReading station (RDG)
3 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Leeds station (LDS)
11:39AMReading station (RDG)
2 transfers

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Travel Information to Reading from Leeds

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $69
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $69 (€60) • 3 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Coast

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by bus or train from Leeds to Reading. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leeds to Reading.

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Travel from Leeds to Reading on CrossCountry, FlixBus and National Express travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

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

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Leeds 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 Leeds to Reading.

      There are 2 options to travel from Leeds to Reading including taking a bus or train.

      The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Reading is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Reading:

      A bus is $54 (€47) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Leeds to Reading costing on average $69 (€60).

      The quickest way to travel from Leeds to Reading is by train, which takes on average 3 h 11 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 5 h 25 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 163 miles (263 km) between Leeds and Reading.

      The average frequency per day from Leeds to Reading is:

      • 2 buses a day.
      • 50 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Leeds to Reading depart from Leeds, Coach Station to Reading, Station Road (Stop SD).
      • Most travelers take a train from Leeds to Reading.

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

      • You can go to Reading from Leeds by bus with Megabus, FlixBus or National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $15 (€13) with Megabus from Leeds to Reading on Omio.
      • You can take a train from Leeds to Reading with East Coast, CrossCountry or First Hull Trains. Cheap tickets can be found for $69 (€60) with East Coast from Leeds to Reading.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Leeds to Reading with the following travel companies:

      • You can check for a direct bus to Reading with Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Leeds to Reading often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Longford, Manchester, Oxford or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Leeds and Reading itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Reading and any of these top destinations today!

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