Getting around

Things to do in Reading | Getting around

Half an hour from the busiest UK airport, and with strong rail and road networks, getting in and around Reading is a breeze.

Airport transfers

Thirty-one miles from the centre of Reading, London Heathrow Airport is the second busiest airport in the world, handling nearly 80 million passengers each year. Which means you’re just hours away from pretty much anywhere in the world, with dozens of airlines flying to hundreds of destinations worldwide. There are around four trains from Reading to Heathrow every hour, taking just over an hour including one change, while buses run direct from Reading Station to Heathrow and take roughly 55 minutes. There are plenty of short, medium and long stay car parks at Heathrow, or you can take the stress out of travelling and stay at one of our hotels near Heathrow airport

Airport transfers

Public transport

Running every 10 minutes, the Mereoak Park and Ride uses environmentally friendly compressed gas buses to whizz passengers into the heart of Reading. Handy for users in the west and south, the journey takes around 20 minutes along the A33 from the start point at Junction 11 off the M4.



Train stations

At the northern edge of the town centre, Reading Railway Station is the ninth-busiest station outside London, handling over 16 million passengers each year. Spread across 15 platforms, the station connects Reading with destinations across the UK thanks to the Great Western and Cross Country lines with a regular service to London Heathrow. There are 1,275 car park spaces at the nearby multi-storey car park, while the station is equipped with several cafés, bars, shops and waiting rooms.

Reading Station

Reading Station

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