Trains from Reading to Edinburgh

Reading to Edinburgh train information

Reading Edinburgh train map

Train duration 5h57m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Reading, England
Distance 324 Miles

Which operators can I use?

There are a lot of train operators across the United Kingdom & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains between Reading in England to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the train operator for this journey.

How much times does it take?

On average, the journey takes around 5h57m by train because of the 324 miles to travel to Edinburgh from Reading. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

What is the price of the train?

Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Reading to Edinburgh train tickets

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Reading - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Reading - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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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 Reading to Edinburgh in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £64 when buying your seat 1 month in advance which is 41% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Reading to Edinburgh trains

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

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Discount Reading - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Reading Edinburgh train ticket.

To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you need to calculate 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 Reading Edinburgh ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you on average 2 trips from Edinburgh to Reading (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a whole year.

(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
Reading to Edinburgh train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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