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There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Scotland by train, plane, subway, bus or car

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

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Train to Southampton, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 43 min

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

$94 - $258

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Train, train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

$68 - $202

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA

$71 - $204

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) LHR - GLA

$84 - $263

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA

$97 - $337

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$70 - $180

Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central

$164 - $350

Train via Wigan North Western  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
  3. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central

$224 - $355

Train TransPennine Express  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$165 - $249

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow National Express

$120 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Glasgow 390.4 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Scotland is to train and fly which costs £50 - £160 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Scotland is to train and fly which costs £70 - £200 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Glasgow Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Reading and Scotland is 392 miles. The road distance is 390.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £120 - £270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Reading to Scotland, including transfers.

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Reading to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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

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The best way to get from Reading to Scotland is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £120 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £95 - £120 and takes 10 h.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 391.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Reading to Glasgow via Birmingham New Street in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Reading to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Reading to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Reading to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Scotland is 390 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to drive from Reading to Scotland.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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