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🚗🚌 Important travel information for Madejski matchdays

There are plenty of affordable travel options to the Madejski on a matchday

7 September 2017

Take a look at all of your options for car parking and bus travel on a matchday...

PARKING

MADEJSKI STADIUM
Seasonal

The vast majority of parking spaces at Madejski Stadium are reserved for Seasonal Parking Permit holders. Seasonal Parking is currently off sale but we are operating a waiting list for the 2017/18 season for the Red Car Park and Disabled Car Park at a cost of £10 to join. If you are offered a space in future or you wish to leave the waiting list then your £10 will be refunded. We cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be offered a space for next season and you must be a Season Ticket holder to join our waiting list.

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.

Matchday

Parking for Sky Bet Championship fixtures costs £15 in the Car Park 3 Red Zone. This price may vary for cup fixtures and other events.

Parking at the Stadium is at a premium and booking in advance is the only way, subject to availability at the time of booking, to guarantee a parking space. Supporters can pre-book Car Park 3 Red Zone online in the ticketing area of www.readingfcdirect.co.uk or by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313.
Parking will go off sale three working days before each fixture to allow enough time to post your permit (i.e. the cut-off for parking for Saturday 3pm fixtures is 3pm on the preceding Wednesday, and the cut-off for parking for Tuesday 8pm fixtures is 3pm on the preceding Friday). Please be aware that in most cases your parking permit will be posted separately to any tickets that you purchase.

A limited number of permits might be available on a matchday if they do not sell out in advance.

Disabled Parking

A limited number of spaces will be available at a cost of £5 to disabled supporters on a first come, first serve basis on a matchday from the entrance to the Orange Disabled Car Park. Disabled Supporters will need to provide a valid blue badge.

Family Parking Area

If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in Car Park 2 Red Zone for £15. Spaces are available online or by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313. Parking will go off sale three working days before each fixture to allow enough time to post your permit. Please be aware that in most cases your parking permit will be posted separately to any tickets that you purchase.

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 at least three working days before and can be done so by calling 0118 968 1313.

Coach & Minibus parking
Supporter Coach parking must be pre-booked by emailing customerservice@readingfc.co.uk or by calling 0118 968 1211. Parking is free of charge for coaches but minibuses are charged at the same rate as cars.

Drop-off area
Cars can enter the Stadium roads to drop off up to 30 minutes before kick-off but there is no designated area. Cars can also enter the stadium roads to pick up 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Bicycle parking
We have cycle racks at the top of VIP Car Park 1 where it is free to park your bike.

General Information

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 after a match. 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.

Please note that parking at Madejski Stadium is gradually being reduced over the next couple of years due to the Royal Elm Park development. For more information regarding this, please click here.

OFFSITE CAR PARKS

Old Greyhound Stadium (RG2 6GP) – approx. 700 spaces
For the 2017/18 season we are able to offer a seasonal parking permit for the Old Greyhound Stadium at a cost of £200.
To purchase please phone the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313.

Matchday rates are £10 per car on the day only.

Five minutes’ walk to Madejski Stadium. Access is off the A33 at the Bennet Road roundabout.

Cordwallis, 40 Bennet Road (RG2 0QX) – approx. 200 spaces
£10 per car on the day only. Eight minutes’ walk to Madejski Stadium (0.4 miles). Located opposite the Jaguar garage on Bennet Road.

Garrard Street (RG1 1NR)– approx. 300-500 spaces on matchday

Garrard Street car park is located next to Reading Station and can be booked online only in advance by clicking here.

A £5 ticket will allow you to park for a maximum of 5 hours and will be available to start up to 3 hours before the scheduled kick off time and leave up to 4 hours after kick off. An £8 ticket will allow you to park for a maximum of 8 hours and will be available to start up to 3 hours before the scheduled kick off time and leave up to 7 hours after kick off.

Once you have parked you can then use the F1 Reading Station Shuttle Service which runs from outside Reading Station. The Service commences 2 hours before kick-off and a minimum of 12 buses run a frequent shuttle service up to 1 hour 45 minutes after the final whistle.

The F1 fares, which Reading Football Club subsidise, are:

• £2 per journey single or return
• £1 per journey single or return for 65 & Overs

The F1 bus stop has now been relocated to the central bus stop in between car park 1 and 2 on the stadium map, which you can see by clicking here.

F2 Bus Service: Amec Foster Wheeler, Shinfield Park (RG2 9FW) – approx. 500 spaces

Free to park. This involves a short bus ride to and from the stadium.

Fares:

• Single trip £2 Adult, £1.30 per child
• Return trip £4 Adult, £2 per child

There is also a group ticket costing £5 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’. The bus stop at the stadium is at the bottom of Hurst Way roundabout.

Mereoak Park & Ride (RG7 1PB), 573 spaces.
Free to park. This involves a short bus ride to and from the stadium.

Fares:

• Single trip £2 Adult, £1.30 per child
• Return trip £4 Adult, £2 per child

There is also a group ticket costing £5 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. The bus stop at the stadium is at the bottom of Hurst Way roundabout.


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