Budget Friendly Accommodation close to Railway

The Roseate Reading

RG1 3EJ, Reading, 26 The Forbury

Within Forbury Gardens, this luxury 5-star hotel offers a fine dining restaurant and a cocktail bar. Reading Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away. All of the sumptuous rooms at The Roseate Reading Hotel have... read more

709 reviews 8.6
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£ 86.00

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Crowne Plaza Reading

RG1 8BD, Reading, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Berkshire, Reading

On the banks of the River Thames, the Crowne Plaza Reading is a 5-minute drive from the centre of Reading. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, free on-site car parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can relax... read more

2088 reviews 8
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£ 36.30

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Malmaison Reading

RG1 1JX, Reading, Station Road

This unique residence is a modern reworking of the Great Western Hotel, built in 1844 and reputed to be the oldest surviving railway hotel in the world. The hotel is conveniently located in the city... read more

1210 reviews 8.4
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£ 60.00

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ibis Reading Centre

RG1 1DP, Reading, 25A Friar Street

With a central location, 2 minutes' walk from Reading Railway Station and the pubs on Friar Street, ibis Reading Centre offers rooms with air cooling. The hotel is just 10 minutes from GreenPark Business Park,... read more

3108 reviews 8.3
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£ 33.00

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pentahotel Reading

RG1 7RH, Reading, Oxford Rd

In the centre of Reading, the stylish 4-star Pentahotel Reading offers a chic guest lounge and a games room. Spacious air-conditioned rooms each feature a 38-inch flat-screen TV and free in-room movies. Free WiFi is... read more

3764 reviews 8.2
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£ 36.30

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ibis Styles Reading Centre

RG1 4RY, Reading, 4-8 Duke Street

In Reading town centre, the ibis Styles Reading Centre is situated next to the Oracle Shopping Centre. The traditional hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and hearty breakfasts. The elegant rooms are individually decorated, and... read more

1301 reviews 6.7
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£ 28.00

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Great Expectations Reading

RG1 4PS, Reading, 33 London Street

This historic building was once visited by Charles Dickens for his public readings. It offers a Dickens-themed restaurant, light, modern rooms with private bathrooms, and a themed bar. Great Expectations Reading is located within the... read more

990 reviews 7.8
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£ 42.75

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Novotel Reading Centre

RG1 1DP, Reading, 25B Friar Street

With a leisure centre and stylish restaurant, Novotel Reading Centre is just 2 minutes’ walk from Reading Railway Station. The modern hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a cosy lounge bar. The spacious rooms... read more

2130 reviews 8.1
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£ 52.00

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Bel and the Dragon-Reading

RG1 3EQ, Reading, Bel and the Dragon Reading Gas Works Road

Set in Reading, 6 km from Madejski Stadium, Bel and the Dragon-Reading offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. Around 1.1 km from Oracle Shopping Centre, the property is also 1.1... read more

199 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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Blagrave Rooms

RG1 1PJ, Reading, 7 Blagrave Street

Set within 6 km of Madejski Stadium and 500 metres of The Museum of Reading in the centre of Reading, Blagrave Rooms offers accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. There is a fully equipped... read more

146 reviews 7.7
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£ 50.00

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Easyhotel Reading

RG1 8AY, Reading, 132-138 Caversham Road

Centrally located, easyHotel Reading is great for business or leisure travellers seeking a comfortable, convenient and budget friendly base whilst visiting Reading and surrounding areas. Reading Train Station is just 0.5 miles away (approximately a... read more

952 reviews 7.2
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£ 1.00

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Caversham Lodge

RG1 8AS, Reading, 133A Caversham Road

Located in Reading, Caversham Lodge has well-equipped accommodation boasting free WiFi, 5 km from Madejski Stadium and 1.1 km from The Museum of Reading. Guests can purchase optional breakfast vouchers for the nearby Gorge Café... read more

87 reviews 7.9
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£ 1.00

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The Market House

RG1 2EZ, Reading, The Market House 1-2 Market Place

Boasting a bar, The Market House is situated in Reading in the Berkshire region, 6 km from Madejski Stadium and 400 metres from The Museum of Reading. Among the facilities of this property are a... read more

602 reviews 8.8
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£ 75.00

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Mayflower Court by Shepherd Serviced Apartments

RG1 3AJ, Reading, 6 Mayflower Court Highbridge Wharf

Mayflower Court by Shepherd Serviced Apartments is located in the Reading City Centre district of Reading, 3.7 km from Madejski Stadium, 70 metres from Reading Central Library and 200 metres from Reading Crown Court. This... read more

3 reviews 5.6
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£ 126.00

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Why stay near Reading Train Station ?


reading railway stationThe answer is simple: this is a small and peaceful town, and the main reason why you should consider staying overnight close to the train station is because you will have full access to all the budget establishments, bed and breakfast pensions and additional facilities around it, not to mention that you will be able to get to the railway within minutes.

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Besides this, there are several very famous tourist attractions that are located less than 1 mile away from the rail hub, the REME Museum of Technology being just one of them. The museum is specifically designed for mechanical engineers and other technology enthusiasts who want to find out more about historical vehicles.

In addition to this, those who want to take a break from the busy city centre and to let off some steam can to that at the Caversham Court Gardens, which is one of the most relaxing places in the area.

The Museum of English Rural Life is the perfect tourist attraction spot for families with children, as it gives visitors a deeper insight into the traditional English country life through the numerous exhibits, some of them dating back several centuries.

Another very sought-after museum that is close to the train terminal is the City Museum, which is housed in the Old Town Hall, right in the town centre. The building is more than 100 years old, it was designed by Albert Waterhouse and it serves as an educational site.

The town centre as well as the nearby monasteries still bear the signs of the city’s medieval background.

Tens of welcoming rooms to choose from


overnight stayIf you are looking for comfortable accommodation nearby, then you should know that there are tens of cheap B&B’s and reasonably priced hotels with welcoming rooms to choose from, and one of the most suitable and tourist-friendly location is the Station Road.

This road is located within easy walking distance from the train platforms, which is great for those who are always on the go and who want to get there quickly and without the hassles.

Quiet yet very vibrant and attractive at the same time, this street is home to some of the city’s most appealing properties, and there are enough rooms to accommodate everyone! You can enjoy a warm bed and breakfast without spending a small fortune, as the accommodation options here tend to be very affordable.

The Oxford Road area is yet another great place to stay when traveling to this small English town, as it is located only half a mile away from Reading railway station: close enough to allow you to get there on time, yet far enough to help you get a peaceful and restful sleep at night!

Located in Berkshire England UK


Reading Railway is the main station close to the city centre.

Adjacent to the depot is a bus interchange, served by most of Reading’s urban and rural bus services. The main rail route served by the station is the Great Western Main Line, which runs west from London’s Paddington.

The station connects Reading with Bristol Temple Meads, and towns including Bath Spa, Chippenham and Swindon. At Bristol some services proceed to Cardiff Central, Newport and Swansea via the South Wales Main Line. Others join the Bristol to Exeter Line towards the West Country.

The Reading to Taunton line serves communities in Berkshire and Wiltshire. At Cogload Junction the Taunton branch joins services travelling south from Bristol on the Bristol to Exeter line. A single railroad line proceeds to serve the stations of Taunton, Exeter St Davids, Plymouth and onward to Penzance in Cornwall.

Reading is also connected by rail with Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Manchester Piccadilly in northern England and Scotland, and with Winchester, Southampton Central and Bournemouth to the south. These destinations are served by CrossCountry. Some trains travel to Edinburgh Waverley and Guildford.

The secondary North Downs Line connects Reading with Guildford, Reigate and Gatwick Airport. An electric suburban line operated by South West Trains links Reading to London Waterloo. Additional an express bus service, RailAir, links Reading with London Heathrow Airport.

RailAir Coach From Heathrow Airport 

The Rail Air coach from London Heathrow Airport to Reading leaves from the Central Bus Station (between Terminals 1 and 3) about every 30 minutes. Passengers that use Terminal 4 need to catch the Heathrow Connecttrain between Terminal 4 and Central. This runs every 15 minutes and is free. For passengers at Terminal 5, the bus stops in front of the terminal.

To Reading Festival ?

The Red gate is approximately a 15 minute walk from Reading rail station. You can also get a shuttle bus as Reading Bus shuttle buses will take you from the station to near the site and back.

Facts and Information


Name : Reading Railway Station

Location : north of the town centre.

Address : Station Approach, Reading RG1 1LZ, England, United Kingdom

Train Line : lies on the North Downs Line, Night Riviera, Great Western Main Line, Taunton Line, lines to Guildford-Newcastle, Bournemouth, Manchester, Southampton, Basingstoke and London Waterloo.

Mainly Served by : train operating companies First Great Western, CrossCountry and South West Trains.

Operated and Managed by : First Great Western

Ticket Office : Available

Ticket Machines : Available

Public WiFi : is available

Sat Nav Postcode : RG1 1LZ

Region : South East England

County : Berkshire

Nearest Hotels : in town centre on Station Road, Friar Street, The Forbury, West Street, Kings Street, Duke Street and Caversham Road.

Nearby Station Road and Friar Street RG1 1LZ


Reading Museum (The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, RG1 1QH England): Museum housed in the Old Victorian Town Hall at the eastern end of Friar Street. The museum shows artefacts from the Roman Town of Silchester, the full size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, to the industrial history of the town.

St. Laurence Church (Friar Street, RG1 2DQ United Kingdom): a modern medieval Church of England mission and former parish church. It’s located right next to the town hall.

Forbury Gardens (Between the Forbury and the Forbury Road, Berkshire, England): Beautifully maintained and gorgeous gardens to the east of the Chruch of St Lawrence. For tourists the forbury Lion is a great and famous landmark.