How to travel from Reading to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Reading to Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 12 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $40 (€34) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or East Coast

Travel 322 miles (520 km) by train, bus or flight between Reading and Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Reading to Edinburgh.

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from Reading to Edinburgh

How to get from Reading to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

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

National Express
2 transfers
National Express
2 transfers
BA Cityflyer
London City Airport (LCY)
08:15AMEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
0 transfers
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Reading station (RDG)
03:11PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Reading station (RDG)
03:08PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Reading station (RDG)
02:15PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 transfers
National Express
2 transfers
National Express
2 transfers
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
08:35AMEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
0 transfers
London Luton Airport (LTN)
09:40AMEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
0 transfers
London Stansted Airport (STN)
09:20AMEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
0 transfers

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Reading to Edinburgh

British Airways, easyJet and National Express will get you from Reading to Edinburgh at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Edinburgh from Reading. 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.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

        FAQs: Travel from Reading to Edinburgh

        FAQs: 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.

        There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Edinburgh: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Reading to Edinburgh is a bus with an average price of $23 (€20).

        This is compared to other travel options from Reading to Edinburgh:

        A bus is $17 (€14) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Reading to Edinburgh costing on average $40 (€34).

        Taking a bus costs $81 (€70) less than taking a train, which costs on average $104 (€90) for the same trip.

        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 take longer:

        Bus takes on average 12 h 5 min.

        Train takes 5 h 30 min on average.

        Edinburgh is approximately 322 miles (520 km) away from Reading.

        The average frequency per day from Reading to Edinburgh is:

        • 10 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Reading to Edinburgh as scheduled services by train, 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:

        • Buses most often depart from Reading at Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Bus Station.
        • Trains most often depart from Reading at Reading and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

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

        • You can go to Edinburgh from Reading by bus with National Express or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $23 (€20) with FlixBus from Reading to Edinburgh on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from Reading to Edinburgh with easyJet, British Airways, Azul or Cityflyer (British Airways 2). Cheap tickets can be found for $40 (€34) with easyJet from Reading to Edinburgh.
        • You can travel by train from Reading to Edinburgh with East Coast, Virgin Trains, Lumo, Caledonian Sleeper or CrossCountry, and you can find East Coast Reading to Edinburgh tickets for $104 (€90) on Omio.

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

        • Direct bus with.
        • Take a direct flight with easyJet, British Airways or Cityflyer (British Airways 2).
        • Direct services by train 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 between Reading and Edinburgh.

        Omio customers who travel from Reading to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.
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