Leicester to Reading by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Leicester to Reading by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Reading take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 131 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Reading?
Journeys between Leicester and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 95 departures on the route from Leicester to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 81 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Reading?
The Leicester to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:45 and the last train is around 20:48.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 19:50.
What's the Leicester to Reading train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Leicester to Reading are $42.15.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $42 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $62. 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.
When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Reading by train.
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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Midlands Trains
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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