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Reading to Wakefield by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 28m
  • Distance
    250 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Reading to Wakefield by train

Fast trains from Reading to Wakefield take around 3 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Wakefield.

1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Wakefield?

Direct trains from Reading to Wakefield have been found.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from Reading to Wakefield every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 3 departures.

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

The Reading to Wakefield train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Wakefield is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:45 and the last train is around 17:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 12:52, and the last at 19:15.

When to book Reading to Wakefield 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 Wakefield by train.

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Which train companies operate between Reading and Wakefield?

CrossCountry is the train company that operates on the route from Reading to Wakefield.

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.