Trains from Luton to Reading

Luton to Reading train information

Luton Reading train map

Train duration 1h42m
Arrival Reading, England
Departure Luton, England
Distance 38 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £31.00
Average train price £34.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains from Luton (East of England) to Reading (South East England) are provided by Thameslink. The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

How long is the train?

There are 38 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Luton to Reading is around 1h42m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Reading from Luton, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

How much does it costs?

According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £31.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Luton to Reading train tickets

from £31.00 MORE 1h40m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £38.00 MORE 3h04m

Luton - Reading prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Luton to Reading by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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

Best prices for Luton to Reading trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 09:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 12:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 18:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 17:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 19:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 07:32 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 07:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 14:32 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 14:02 Thameslink 3 days ago
Luton
Airport Parkway
Reading
£33.60 30/12/2019 13:32 Thameslink 3 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Luton Reading train

Discount Luton - Reading train tickets

The best way to spend less on your Luton Reading train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Luton Reading ticket is £33.17 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £33.17: £88/£33.17 = 2.65. You will need to make approximately 3 trips from Reading to Luton (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 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
Luton to Reading train £33.17 £22.11 £11.06 2.66

(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

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