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from Reading to Leeds

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$22Megabus
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$64London North Eastern Railway
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$85London North Eastern Railway
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$64London North Eastern Railway
$19Megabus
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$63London North Eastern Railway
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$61London North Eastern Railway
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$72London North Eastern Railway
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$186Cross Country
$34National Express
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$61London North Eastern Railway
$26Megabus
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$86London North Eastern Railway
$19Megabus
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$64London North Eastern Railway
$22Megabus
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$72London North Eastern Railway
$19Megabus

Travel Information between Reading and Leeds

distanceDistance163 miles (263 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $86
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€22) • 5 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $86 (€71) • 3 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 163 miles (263 km) by bus or train between Reading and Leeds. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€22). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Reading to Leeds.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Reading to Leeds?

You can travel from Reading to Leeds 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Reading to Leeds is by taking a bus with an average price of $26 (€22).

This is compared to other travel options to Leeds:

Taking a bus is about $60 (€49) less than taking a train, which costs on average $86 (€71) for this trip.

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

The quickest way to travel to Leeds from Reading is by train, which takes on average 3 h 28 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Leeds by bus can take on average 5 h 50 min.

How far is it from Reading to Leeds?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Reading to Leeds is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Reading to Leeds, what are the departure and arrival points in Reading and Leeds?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Reading, Station North Interchange (Stop NE) and arrive in Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop.
  • Most travelers board their train from Reading and arrive in Leeds Railway Station.
Who can get me from Reading to Leeds?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Reading to Leeds, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Leeds by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Reading to Leeds tickets on Omio for $26 (€22).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Leeds by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Reading to Leeds tickets on Omio for $86 (€71).
Can I travel directly between Reading and Leeds?

Yes, there are direct routes from Reading to Leeds with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with Megabus.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Reading and Leeds ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Reading to Leeds often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and Leeds itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leeds and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Leeds from Reading online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $26 (€22) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $86 (€71) one way.

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

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