How to get from Reading to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Reading to Edinburgh is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||322 miles (520 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$19 - $47|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $19 (€16) • 1 h 25 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $19 (€16) • 1 h 25 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or Ryanair UK Ltd|
Travel 322 miles (520 km) by bus or flight from Reading to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Ryanair UK Ltd among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Reading to Edinburgh.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $30 (€26). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Reading and Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel between Reading and Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
EasyJet is a British multinational low-cost airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN). It’s the largest UK-based carrier based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to over 150 destinations across Europe and North Africa, making it a popular budget airline for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, easyJet tickets are non-refundable and no complimentary snacks are provided onboard. All fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for carry-on luggage and checked luggage.
There are 2 travel options to Edinburgh from Reading. You can take a bus or flight.
The cheapest way to get from Reading to Edinburgh is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of $19 (€16) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:
Taking a flight costs $28 (€24) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $47 (€40) for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Reading is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.
Other travel options to Edinburgh take longer:
Bus takes 15 h 55 min on average.
You should expect to travel around 322 miles (520 km) between Reading and Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from Reading to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Reading and Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Reading to Edinburgh:
The following travel companies offer services from Reading to Edinburgh:
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