Reading to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Reading to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 521 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Reading and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 67 departures on the route from Reading to Edinburgh 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 80 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Edinburgh?
The Reading to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 22:14.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 00:15.
What's the Reading to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Edinburgh are $87.71.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $87 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $120. 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 Reading to Edinburgh 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 Reading to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- 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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