Reading is served by 3 junctions of the M4 motorway, which links us with the M25. Both the M40 and M3 are within easy reach.
While it's very easy to drive around most parts of town visitors are advised to work out driving routes in the centre very carefully and to pay particular attention to access times. At the moment routes through the town centre are NOT available between 7am-11am, and 4pm-7pm.
Parking in Reading is easy as the town has plenty of good quality multi storey car-parks (mostly pay on exit). However, as with any major city, congestion can be a problem at peak times, and you are advised to plan your journeys carefully if you are driving across town at peak times (or better still avoid travelling at peak if at all possible). Car parks are clearly marked on all routes into the centre and real time traffic information signs will advise you if car parks are full.
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You may prefer to avoid traffic stress by using one of our Park and Ride Services. Parking is free, and you can save money by buying a return or family ticket on the bus. Buses run approx every 8 minutes.
Mereoak Park & Ride (from 17 August 2015), Mereoak Lane, Grazeley, just off Junc 11/M4.
First bus from the Park & Ride is at 5.50am and the last one back from town is 9.27pm Monday to Friday. Saturday is 7.27am to Reading and 7.33pm back to the Park and Ride. The Park and Ride will also be open the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.
Madejski Stadium, just off Junc 11/ M4. Mon - Fri, approx 7am - 6.30pm, Sat - Sun 9am - 6pm.
NB Parking may be affected on match days.
Loddon Bridge, off the A329M, at Showcase Cinema). Mon - Fri approx 7am -6.30pm, Sat 8am -6.30pm.
Full details on travel around Reading can be found here http://www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk
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