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from Leeds to Reading

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Travel Information from Leeds to Reading

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $85
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $34 (€28) • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $85 (€70) • 3 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by bus or train to Reading from Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express 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 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.
How do I get from Leeds to Reading?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Reading from Leeds. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Leeds to Reading?

The cheapest way to go to Reading from Leeds is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€28).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Reading:

Taking a bus is about $50 (€42) less than taking a train, which costs on average $85 (€70) for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from Leeds to Reading?

The quickest way to travel between Leeds and Reading is by train, which takes on average 3 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Reading by bus can take on average 5 h 45 min.

How far is Reading from Leeds?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Leeds to Reading?

The average frequency per day from Leeds to Reading is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Leeds to Reading?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Leeds at Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop and arrive in Reading at Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE).
  • Trains from Leeds to Reading most often leave from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Reading.
Which travel companies can get me 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 National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $34 (€28) with National Express from Leeds to Reading on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Leeds to Reading with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $85 (€70) with London North Eastern Railway from Leeds to Reading.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Leeds and Reading ends?
Omio customers who travel from Leeds to Reading often also extend their vacation to go to London, Luton or Stansted. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Reading and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Reading from Leeds online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $34 (€28) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $85 (€70) one way.

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

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