Trains from Edinburgh to Reading

Edinburgh to Reading train information

Edinburgh Reading train map

Train duration 6h19m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 324 Miles
Lowest train price from £87.00
Average train price £132.00

Which operators can I use?

The trip between Edinburgh, located in Scotland and Reading, situated in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

How much times does it take?

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Reading from Edinburgh. The average train duration between Edinburgh to Reading is 6h19m to travel the 324 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

We found tickets from £87.00 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Reading train tickets

from £87.00 MORE 5h46m

Edinburgh - Reading prices calendar

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Edinburgh - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Buying your train from Edinburgh to Reading in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £46 when buying your seat 1 month in advance which is 55% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Reading trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Reading by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Reading to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£87.00 26/08/2022 09:00 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£87.00 26/08/2022 09:30 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£87.00 26/08/2022 08:30 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£177.00 26/08/2022 08:52 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£177.00 26/08/2022 09:11 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Waverley
Reading
£177.00 26/08/2022 08:00 16 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Edinburgh Reading train

Discount Edinburgh - Reading train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Edinburgh Reading train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Edinburgh to Reading? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Edinburgh Reading ticket (i.e.: £132.00)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£132.00 = 0.67. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Edinburgh to Reading (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Reading train £132.00 £88.00 £44.00 0.67

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare