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Lancaster to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 39m
  • Distance
    314 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 8m
  • Train Operators

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 33 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 31 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.

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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:

  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • 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.

Reading to Lancaster 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.