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Lincoln to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    22:26
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 7m
  • Distance
    199 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lincoln to Reading by train

Fast trains from Lincoln to Reading take around 3 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 199 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lincoln and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Lincoln to Reading?

Journeys between Lincoln and Reading usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Lincoln to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Lincoln to Reading?

The Lincoln to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lincoln to Reading train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Lincoln around 05:26 and the last train is around 22:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lincoln around 05:26, and the last at 22:10.

When to book Lincoln to Reading train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lincoln to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lincoln and Reading?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lincoln to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Grand Central Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Reading to Lincoln by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.