Vital info for SaturdayThere are a number of ways to get down to Madejski Stadium - and here you'll find some important bits of travel information ahead of Saturday's opener against Ipswich Town.
A limited amount of parking is available at Madejski Stadium on a matchday, priced at £10. The majority of spaces are reserved for Season Parking Permit holders and permits are now sold out for the 2013/14 season, so we advise supporters consider one of our off-site car parks. The closest parking is at the old Smallmead Greyhound Stadium (800 spaces priced at £8 per car.) Nearby parking is available at Worton Grange (1,000 spaces priced at £8 per car) and Foster Wheeler, Shinfield Park (300 spaces - free to park with a short shuttle bus ride costing £4 for adult returns and £2.50 child returns);
If you have a child under the age of 8 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special designated family area at the stadium for £10 - these spaces are available on a first come first served basis.
Regular shuttle buses run between the stadium and the town centre. Buses depart from near Reading station, the Old Bus Station, Garrard Street and a frequent service starts two hours prior to kick off. Fares are £4 adult return and £2.50 child return. A full bus service also runs across the local area.
For those using the buses this season, a new "Football Return" ticket is being introduced - priced at £6 for adults and £3.50 for under 19s. This will allow travelers 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. All other fares are frozen at last season’s prices.
Click here to download the PDF for routes and information in inner Reading
Click here to download the PDF for routes and information in outer Reading
Click here to download the full bus services poster.
To buy tickets for Saturday's clash with Ipswich, call 0844 249 1871 or visit www.readingfcdirect.co.uk