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Reading to Luton by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    20:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 30m
  • Distance
    61 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    91
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Reading to Luton by train

Fast trains from Reading to Luton take around 1 hour and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 61 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Luton.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Luton?

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

We usually find around 89 departures on the route from Reading to Luton 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 128 departures.

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

The Reading to Luton train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Luton is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:40 and the last train is around 20:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 04:12, and the last at 23:05.

When to book Reading to Luton 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 Luton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Luton?

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

  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Other
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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.