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Reading to Lincoln by train

  • First train
    06:15
  • Last train
    21:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 7m
  • Distance
    199 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    60
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Lincoln by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Lincoln?

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

We usually find around 55 departures on the route from Reading to Lincoln 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 72 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lincoln is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:15 and the last train is around 21:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 22:24.

When to book Reading to Lincoln 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 Lincoln by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Lincoln?

More than one train company operates on the route from Reading to Lincoln, 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
  • First Hull Trains
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway

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

Lincoln to Reading 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.