Trains from Reading to Leicester

Reading to Leicester train information

Reading Leicester train map

Train duration 2h30m
Arrival Leicester, England
Departure Reading, England
Distance 82 Miles
  • The route connecting Reading, which is in England and Leicester, located 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.
  • On average, it takes approximately 2h30m by train covering a distance of 82 miles to get to Leicester from Reading. The duration may change depending if the train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Prices may vary quickly. We suggest you to make a search to see the latest available offers.

Best prices for Reading to Leicester train tickets

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Reading - Leicester prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Reading to Leicester 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.

Reading - Leicester: the best time to book cheap trains

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Getting your train ticket beforehand is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. However, as you may see in the chart above, the price of train tickets Reading to Leicester tend to remain approximately the same and cost £31.

Best prices for Reading to Leicester trains

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

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Discount Reading - Leicester 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 Leicester train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Reading to Leicester? Check with your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average price for a Reading Leicester ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

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

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Reading to Leicester (one way trip).

How much does a railcard cost?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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 Leicester 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