Lancaster to Reading by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:36
  • Last train
    22:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 41m

Travelling from Lancaster to Reading by train

The fastest trains from Lancaster to Reading take around 3 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Reading.

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Lancaster 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 33 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 06:36 and the last train is around 22:18. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Lancaster 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 Lancaster to Reading by train.

Which trains operate between Lancaster and Reading?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • South West Trains
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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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