Loughborough to Reading by train

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    23:34
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 27m
  • Distance
    148 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    62
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Loughborough to Reading by train

Fast trains from Loughborough to Reading take around 2 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 148 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Loughborough and Reading.

1. Are there direct trains from Loughborough to Reading?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Loughborough to Reading every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 79 departures.

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

The Loughborough to Reading train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Loughborough around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Loughborough around 05:42, and the last at 21:47.

When to book Loughborough 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 Loughborough to Reading by train.

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Which train companies operate between Loughborough and Reading?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • UK Rail Connections

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

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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.