How to travel from Reading to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Reading to Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$96 - $155
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $96 (€89) • 10 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $155 (€145) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 322 miles (520 km) from Reading to Edinburgh. 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 $96 (€89). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Reading to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Reading to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Reading to Edinburgh.

You can travel to Edinburgh from Reading 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Edinburgh is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $96 (€89) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is about $60 (€55) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $155 (€145) for this route.

A bus is $16 (€15) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Reading to Edinburgh costing on average $112 (€104).

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

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 10 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 5 h 31 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Edinburgh is:

  • 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Reading and Edinburgh 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 when traveling from Reading to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Reading, Christchurch Green / Redlands Road (University of Reading) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Reading to Edinburgh depart from Reading to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Reading and Edinburgh with National Express, and you can find National Express Reading to Edinburgh tickets for $96 (€89) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Reading to Edinburgh with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $155 (€145) with easyJet from Reading to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel between Reading and Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $112 (€104) with London North Eastern Railway from Reading to Edinburgh.

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

  • You'll find direct trains with.

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

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

When planning your trip from Reading to Edinburgh, 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 $96 (€89) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $155 (€145) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $112 (€104) one way.

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

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