Duration 5h 20m
Distance 198 miles
Average price £75
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Halifax takes 5h 20m and the fastest train takes 4h 28m. There is a train service every few hours from Reading to Halifax. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Reading
  2. Sheffield
  3. Halifax
4h 39m
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£74 - £135

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Want to know about travelling from Reading to Halifax? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Reading to Halifax. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Halifax via Sheffield and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Reading and Halifax is 161 miles. The road distance is 198 miles.

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Reading to Halifax train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Halifax train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leeds station.

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There are 878+ hotels available in Halifax. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Reading and Halifax?

You can take a train from Reading to Halifax via Sheffield and Leeds in around 4h 39m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90

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