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Edinburgh to Reading

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  1. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    16:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    17:23
    Newcastle
    Platform 3
    17:32
    Newcastle
    Platform 11 estimated
    22:07
    Reading
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  2. expected to depart at 
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    16:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    20:34
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:42
    Wolverhampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    22:41
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 6 estimated
    17:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 6 estimated
    23:02
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1 estimated
    23:02
    London Kings Cross
    00:30
    London Paddington
    00:30
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    01:24
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    on time
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:30
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    21:34
    Peterborough
    Platform 1 estimated
    22:14
    Peterborough
    Platform 6 estimated
    23:03
    Cambridge
    Platform 8 estimated
    23:35
    Cambridge
    Platform 3 estimated
    00:57
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 10 estimated
    00:57
    London Kings Cross
    06:44
    London Paddington
    06:44
    London Paddington
    Platform 3 estimated
    07:36
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 14 estimated
    4 changes
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    18:07
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    22:24
    Derby
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:45
    Derby
    Platform 5A estimated
    09:13
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:13
    London St Pancras International
    10:03
    London Paddington
    10:03
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:25
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    3 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    18:33
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    21:27
    Leeds
    Platform 16 estimated
    21:48
    Leeds
    Platform 6B estimated
    23:04
    Sheffield
    Platform 8A estimated
    23:20
    Sheffield
    Platform 5 estimated
    00:05
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    06:45
    Derby
    Platform 5A estimated
    09:13
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 1 estimated
    09:13
    London St Pancras International
    10:03
    London Paddington
    10:03
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    10:25
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 7 estimated
    5 changes
    Super Off Peak
  7. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    18:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    22:57
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:04
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 4A estimated
    10:39
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    Reading
    Platform 8B estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  8. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    19:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 2 estimated
    22:21
    Doncaster
    Platform 1 estimated
    22:37
    Doncaster
    Platform 3B estimated
    23:14
    Sheffield
    Platform 3A estimated
    23:38
    Sheffield
    Platform 2A estimated
    00:29
    Nottingham
    Platform 6B estimated
    07:23
    Nottingham
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:42
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:42
    London St Pancras International
    10:32
    London Paddington
    10:32
    London Paddington
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:55
    Reading
    Platform 8 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 8 estimated
    5 changes
    Super Off Peak
  9. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    20:00
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 5 estimated
    21:43
    Newcastle
    Platform 4 estimated
    07:54
    Newcastle
    Platform 2 estimated
    12:05
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 1 estimated
    12:05
    London Kings Cross
    13:00
    London Paddington
    13:00
    London Paddington
    Platform 1 estimated
    13:23
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    Reading
    Platform 9 estimated
    3 changes
    Super Off Peak
  10. Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    09:08
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    14:07
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 11 estimated
    14:33
    Birmingham New Street
    Platform 7M estimated
    16:09
    Reading
    Platform 13B estimated
    Reading
    Platform 13B estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Edinburgh to Reading

  • Train Fares from: £47.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 1
  • Distance: 324 miles (521 km)
  • Train operators: CrossCountry
  • Origin: Edinburgh
  • Destination: Reading
  • How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Reading by train?

    The average journey time between Edinburgh and Reading is . On an average weekday, there are 1 trains travelling from Edinburgh to Reading. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Edinburgh to Reading by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Edinburgh to Reading cost?

    Train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading can start from as little as £47.50 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Reading?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Reading without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Edinburgh to Reading.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Edinburgh and Reading?

    The distance between Edinburgh and Reading is 324 miles.

    Distance: 324 miles
  • What time is the first train from Edinburgh to Reading?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Reading departs at .

    What time is the last train from Edinburgh to Reading?

    The last train from Edinburgh to Reading departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Edinburgh to Reading timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Edinburgh to Reading for Saturday 18th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
16:0022:076h 7m, 1 change
16:5222:415h 49m, 1 change
17:0001:248h 24m, 2 changes
17:3007:3614h 6m, 4 changes
18:0710:2516h 18m, 3 changes
18:3310:2515h 52m, 5 changes
18:5210:3915h 47m, 1 change
19:0010:5515h 55m, 5 changes
20:0013:2317h 23m, 3 changes
09:0816:097h 1m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Reading to Edinburgh.

How to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Reading

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
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