Hastings to Reading by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:25
  • Last train
    22:50
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 28m

Travelling from Hastings to Reading by train

Fast trains from Hastings to Reading take around 2 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 127 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hastings and Reading.

Are there direct trains from Hastings to Reading?

Journeys between Hastings and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Hastings to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 52 departures.

How long is the train journey from Hastings to Reading?

The Hastings to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Hastings to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Hastings around 05:17 and the last train is around 22:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hastings around 05:45, and the last at 22:50.

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

When to book Hastings to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK 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 Hastings to Reading by train.

Which train companies operate between Hastings and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Hastings to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • Southeastern
  • Southern

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

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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