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from Reading to Edinburgh

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

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Travel Information between Reading and Edinburgh

distanceDistance322 miles (520 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $128
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€29) • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $55 (€45) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 322 miles (520 km) between Reading and 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 $35 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Reading to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I reach Edinburgh from Reading?

There are 3 ways to travel between Reading and Edinburgh including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Reading to Edinburgh the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Edinburgh is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€29) compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is about $20 (€16) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $55 (€45) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $93 (€76) less than taking a train to Edinburgh, which costs on average $128 (€105) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Reading to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel from Reading to Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 35 min   of travel time.

How far is Edinburgh from Reading?

You should expect to travel around 322 miles (520 km) between Reading and Edinburgh.

How many services a day are there from Reading to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Reading to Edinburgh is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Reading and Edinburgh, what are the departure and arrival points in Reading and Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Reading and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators can get me to Edinburgh from Reading?

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

  • You can take a flight from Reading to Edinburgh with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for $55 (€45) with easyJet from Reading to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by bus to Edinburgh from Reading with National Express, and you can find National Express Reading to Edinburgh tickets for $35 (€29) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Reading and Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Reading to Edinburgh tickets for $128 (€105) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Reading to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers traveling from Reading to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Edinburgh are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets to Edinburgh from Reading online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Reading to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $55 (€45) one way.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $35 (€29) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $128 (€105) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Reading to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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