Reading to Leicester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Leicester by train
Fast trains from Reading to Leicester take around 2 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 131 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Leicester.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Leicester?
Journeys between Reading and Leicester usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 98 departures on the route from Reading to Leicester 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 94 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Leicester?
The Reading to Leicester train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Leicester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Leicester is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 22:44.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:40, and the last at 21:41.
What's the Reading to Leicester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Leicester are $36.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $36 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $41. 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 Leicester 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 Leicester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Leicester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Leicester, 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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