There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Scotland by train, plane, subway, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 38 min

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

$117 - $311

Cheapest option

Night train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the night train from Watford Junction to Glasgow Central

$69 - $99

9 alternative options

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA

$101 - $342

Train to Southampton, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 40 min

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

$97 - $262

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA

$72 - $183

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 5 min

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

$73 - $208

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 31 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 Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$73 - $209

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 32 min

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

$238 - $366

Train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Glasgow Central

$190 - $290

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$141 - $171

Drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Glasgow 390.4 miles

$80 - $130

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 32 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Reading to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Reading to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $170
Anytime Single
$190 - $290
Off-Peak Single
$210 - $320
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $30
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$212
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Reading to Scotland?

The distance between Reading and Scotland is 627 km. The road distance is 625 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Scotland?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Scotland is to night train which costs £45 - £75 and takes 10 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Scotland?

The quickest way to get from Reading to Scotland is to train and fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs £80 - £230.

Is there a direct train between Reading and Scotland?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Reading and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between Reading and Scotland?

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Scotland?

It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Reading to Scotland, including transfers.