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Reading to Lancaster by train
Fastest journey3hr 34m
Trains per day44
Avg. journey time4hr 51m
Travelling from Reading to Lancaster by train
Fast trains from Reading to Lancaster take around 3 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 314 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Lancaster.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Lancaster?
Journeys between Reading and Lancaster usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Reading to Lancaster 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 50 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Lancaster?
The Reading to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Lancaster train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 21:45. This is the same at the weekend.
When to book Reading to Lancaster 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 Reading to Lancaster by train.
Which train companies operate between Reading and Lancaster?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Lancaster, 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
- 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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