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Madejski Stadium Parking

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Stadium parking
On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 - we advise supporters to consider one of our off-site car parks. Non-Permit holders enter the Stadium via Northern Way only and Permit holders enter via Hurst Way and Northern Way. 

Family parking area
If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special designated area for £8 - spaces are available in advance by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 or visiting the Ticket Office in person. If purchasing in advance, parking permits will be posted or available for collection from the Main Ticket Office prior to matchday.

As part of our commitment to attracting and retaining family groups, we are offering the first 30 parking spaces free of charge to Families visiting for the first time. These must be booked in advance and can be done so by calling 0118 968 1313. 

A limited number of spaces will also be available on a first come first served basis on the day. 

Seasonal Parking Permits
The vast majority of parking spaces at Madejski Stadium are reserved for Seasonal Parking Permit holders.

Parking is currently off sale but we are operating a waiting list for the Red Car Park and Disabled Car Park at a cost of £10 to join. 

We cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be offered a space for next season, but you must be a Season Ticket holder to join our waiting list.  If you offered a space in future or you wish to leave the waiting list then your £10 will be refunded. 

If parking becomes available then costs are as follows: 
•    Red Car Park £230 
•    Disabled Car Park £90 

To join the waiting list for the Red Car Park or Disabled Car Park, please phone the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313. 

Please note in order to allow pedestrians and buses to exit the stadium safely cars will be held back in the stadium car parks for around 20 minutes. There can also be delays of around 45 minutes to exit the stadium complex due to the heavy flow of traffic in and around the A33. 

The Millennium Madejski Hotel car park is only available to hotel guests on a matchday. 

Disabled parking 
Seasonal permits are sold out but if you would like to join the waiting list please contact the Ticket Office by calling 0118 968 1313.

Bicycle parking
We have cycle racks at the front of the Park & Ride car park where it is free to park your bike.

Off site parking

There are a wide range of alternative off-site parking options. Take a look at those available to supporters on a matchday and choose the alternative which best suits you as a supporter… 

Amec Foster Wheeler, Shinfield Park, 500 spaces.
Free to park. This involves a short bus ride to and from the stadium. Fares on return bus shuttle are £3.50 adult return and £1.70 child return. There is also a group ticket costing £7 for a group of five people (with a maximum of three adults per group). 
Directions: situated just south of Junction 11 of the M4, take exit B3270 (signposted Earley) and follow yellow signs to ‘Match Reading FC Park & Ride’. 

Mereoak Park & Ride (RG7 1PB), 573 spaces.
Free to park. This involves a short bus ride to and from the stadium. Fares on return bus shuttle are £3.50 adult return and £1.70 child return. There is also a group ticket costing £7 for a group of five people (with a maximum of three adults per group). 
Directions: situated just south of Junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site. 

Greyhound / Speedway Stadium site, 500 spaces
£7 per car. Five minutes’ walk to the Stadium. Access off the A33 at the Bennet Road roundabout. 

Cordwallis, Bennet Road, (RG2 0QX), 500 spaces
£8 per car. Five minutes’ walk to the Stadium. Located opposite the Jaguar garage on Bennet Road. 

Holiday Inn, Reading South (Saturday games only), 300 spaces
£8 per car. 10-15 minutes’ walk to the Stadium. Located at 500 Basingstoke Rd, Reading RG2 0SL. 

Madejski Stadium 
On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 - we advise supporters to consider one of our alternative off-site car parks above. 

Town Centre car parks 
Parking is available within town centre car parks, approximately 3.5 miles from Madejski Stadium (appropriate parking fee applies). Reading Station return shuttle buses depart from Gerrard Street - frequent service starts two hours prior to kick off. £4 adult and £2.50 child return. 

We want your travel suggestions and feedback 
The club are actively seeking to provide even more convenient matchday parking options for our supporters and are in discussions with a number of sites about an agreement for parking provision going forward. 

But, as always, we would like to hear from our fans – if you have an ideal location for matchday parking facilities that would suit home and away fans, please contact Customer Services by emailing customerservice@readingfc.co.uk or call 0118 968 1211. 

Buses & Trains

Bus information
There are a number of buses from Reading and surrounding areas that run direct to Madejski Stadium.

A "Football Return" ticket is priced at £6 for adults and £3.50 for under-19s. This allows travellers to buy on any normal Reading Buses service and transfer onto the F1 service - and then return to town on the F1 and before again transferring onto your Reading buses service. This ticket is not valid on any other football bus and can only be purchased on a Reading Buses non-football service. It can only be purchased in the Simply Reading area. 

Please note the last departing buses from Madejski Stadium on a matchday are: 
3pm kick-off – 5.41pm departure from Northern Way (Service F1)
8pm kick-off – 10.41pm departure from Northern Way (Service F1)
 
• Buses from the greater Reading area, Reading town centre and Newbury are run by Reading Buses.

• Services from Basingstoke, Farnborough, Wokingham and Bracknell are subsidised by Reading FC and run by Stagecoach Buses. 

Full details for all services are below. 

Reading Buses
F1 Reading Station (Shuttle) 
F2 Shinfield Park (Park & Ride Shuttle) 
F10 Sonning Common 
F11 Emmer Green 
F12 Emmer Green & Caversham 
F13 Caversham Park 
F14 Henley-on-Thames 
F20 Newbury 
F21 Norcot 
F22 Tilehurst Circular 
F23 Theale & Pangbourne 
F24 Purley 
F30 Tywford 
F31 Woodley Airfield 
F32 Woodley 
F33 Lower Earley 
F60 Mereoak (Junction 11/A33) Park and Ride Shuttle 

Timetable
View the latest Reading Buses poster by clicking here

Information is also online at www.reading-buses.co.uk/football

Fare prices
Reading Urban services F1 to F33 (within the Greater Reading Urban Area) 
Yellow Zone - Adult return £5, child return £3. 
Blue Zone - Adult return £6, child return £3.50. 

Services F1 and F2 
Adult return £4, child return £2.50. 
Return tickets issued by Greenwave Park and Ride service are accepted on this service. 

Service F20 (boarding Newbury Bus Station to Pipers Way) 
Adult return £7.50, child return £4.50. 

Service F20 (boarding Colthrop Lane to Theale) 
Adult return £7, child return £4. 

Service F20 (boarding Calcot Sainsbury's to Madejski Stadium (yellow zone)) 
Adult return £5, child return £3. 

All single tickets are 50p less, except F20 service from Colthrop Lane onwards which is £1 less for adults. 

Mereoak Park & Ride shuttle; adult return £3.50, solo £1.70 Group return (up to 5 people, max 3 adults) £7. Concessionary passes cannot be used on Mereoak Park and Ride shuttle buses. 
Click here for the Mereoak timetable information. 

On matchdays
The first Greenwave-Madejski service will operate along with service F1 and stops under the old bingo hall at Reading Station while works are underway. Use stop EF (station road) at the Stadium for the return journey to Reading Station. 

Stagecoach buses
951 Basingstoke - Tadley - Burghfield Common 
952 Farnborough - Yateley - Sandhurst - Crowthorne 
953 Wokingham - Emmbrook - Winnersh 
954 Bracknell 

Return ticket prices
Adult £6.50 
Child £3.50 
Family ticket (up to 2 adults + up to 3 children) £15 

Timetables
A full Stagecoach football timetable is available by clicking here.

General bus info
Concessionary fares / exact change 
Concessionary Pass Holders may travel free on football services on production of a valid pass. Travelcards, day & group tickets are not valid. Drivers do not carry change so please have exact fares prepared. 

Kick off changes
The timetables published have details for games with 3pm kick off times When a fixture is moved, the timetable will move by the same amount of time, eg. for a 1pm kick off, buses simply run two hours earlier than the 3pm kick off time. 

Rail information
The nearest railway station to Madejski Stadium is Reading. From the station you can take a Greenwave Park & Ride service. Greenwave does not leave from the Old Bus Station. These run from the North interchange on Mondays to Fridays but on Saturdays will run from Station Road stop EF instead. 

Please note that there is ample town centre parking for access to these buses - Garrard Street, Vastern Road and Broad Street Mall are all within easy walking distance of the Station Hill bus stop. 

Directions to Madejski Stadium

Getting to Madejski Stadium is extremely simple and our home has excellent links to all transport networks. 

For full directions from anywhere in the world, simply click here to use the Travel Planning system via Red Planet Travel. 

Directions by road 
From Junction 11 of the M4, follow signs towards Reading. Madejski Stadium is on your left-hand side after less than a mile. For SatNav systems, our postcode is RG2 0FL. 

Directions by rail 
The nearest rail station is Reading. From there, simply take a Greenwave Park & Ride green bus that takes you direct to the Stadium. Average journey time less than 10 minutes. A taxi to the Stadium, from the train station/town centre should cost approximately £10.  

Directions by air 
The nearest airport is London Heathrow. From there, you can take the RailAir bus direct to Reading train station and then a park & ride bus.