Edinburgh to Reading by train Find train times and tickets

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £46.50
  2. 30 day advance £61.80
  3. 7 day advance £75.50
  • First train
    07:00
  • Last train
    14:08
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 4m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Reading by train

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Reading take around 6 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 521 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Reading.

Direct trains run between Edinburgh and Reading.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Edinburgh to Reading every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 2 departures. The duration is normally about 6 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the only direct train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 07:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 07:00, and the last at 14:08.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Edinburgh to Reading train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Reading are £46.50.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £61 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £75. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains in the United Kingdom usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Reading by train.

Which trains operate between Edinburgh and Reading?

CrossCountry is the rail operator that operates on the route from Edinburgh to Reading.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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