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Lancaster to Reading by train
Fastest journey3hr 39m
Trains per day33
Avg. journey time5hr 8m
Travelling from Lancaster to Reading by train
Fast trains from Lancaster to Reading take around 3 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lancaster and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Lancaster to Reading?
Journeys between Lancaster and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Lancaster to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 32 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Reading?
The Lancaster to Reading train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Lancaster to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Lancaster around 05:46 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lancaster around 05:38, and the last at 22:18.
When to book Lancaster 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 Lancaster to Reading by train.
Which train companies operate between Lancaster and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Lancaster to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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