There are 7 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$68 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, York Street (Leeds City Bus Station) M35 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds to London Marble Arch
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$62 - $94

5 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Reading

$120 - $180

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading 283.5 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

$115 - $359

Fly to Southampton, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading

$89 - $259

Fly to Bristol, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading

$89 - $269

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Reading, England?

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 4 h 6 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Reading
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $190
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson Street to Leeds City Centre, York Street (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Reading is 393 km. The road distance is 454 km.

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading is to fly and train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £85 - £270.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Reading. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Reading, including transfers.