Trains from Leicester to Reading

Leicester to Reading train information

Leicester Reading train map

Train duration 2h33m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Leicester, England
Distance 82 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £93.10
Average train price £114.00

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Leicester in England to Reading in England are operated by Cross Country.

The train is a fast and simple solution to travel to Reading from Leicester. The average train duration between Leicester to Reading is 2h33m to travel the 82 miles.

The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £93.10 one way.

Best prices for Leicester to Reading train tickets

from £93.10 MORE 2h29m

Leicester - Reading prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Leicester - Reading: the best time to book cheap trains

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The Prices for train tickets Leicester to Reading are increasing if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 7 days in advance, you can find tickets from £22 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £52 for your train. Thus, you may save 59% on the price of your ticket by booking 7 days in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Leicester to Reading trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Leicester
Reading
£93.10 25/08/2022 08:50 Cross Country 1 month ago
Leicester
Reading
£117.00 25/08/2022 08:40 1 month ago
Leicester
Reading
£117.00 25/08/2022 08:14 1 month ago
Leicester
Reading
£117.00 25/08/2022 08:01 1 month ago
Leicester
Reading
£117.00 25/08/2022 08:33 1 month ago
Leicester
Reading
£117.00 25/08/2022 09:04 1 month ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Leicester Reading train

Discount Leicester - Reading train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Leicester 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.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to evaluate how many trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you must include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Leicester Reading ticket is £113.02 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £113.02: £88/£113.02 = 0.78. It will take you on average 1 trips from Reading to Leicester (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Leicester to Reading train £113.02 £75.34 £37.67 0.78

(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