Budget Friendly Accommodation close to Railway
RG1 2HE, Reading, 10 - 12 Kings Street
Believed to be the oldest building in Reading, this historic hotel has original features, elegant rooms and a traditional restaurant. Mercure George Hotel is situated next to the Oracle Shopping Centre. The stylish bedrooms each... read more
£ 38.00View Rates
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 is located within the centre... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
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
£ 42.33View Rates
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 (new ibis rooms) offers rooms with air cooling. The ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms)... read more
£ 47.33View Rates
RG1 7XD, Reading, 27 Russell Street
In Reading town centre, the family-run Crown Lodge Guest House offers rooms featuring Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities and free Wi-Fi. There is free security camera-monitored parking on site. Crown Lodge Guest House is 5 minutes... read more
£ 51.70View Rates
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
£ 54.00View Rates
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
£ 59.00View Rates
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
£ 68.00View Rates
RG1 2JF, Reading, Minster Court, Minster Street
Set in Reading, PREMIER SUITES Reading offers accommodation 3.7 km from Madejski Stadium. Complimentary WiFi is available. The units provide views of the city and come with a washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen, and... read more
£ 71.00View Rates
RG1 7AZ, Reading, Flat 37, Zenith House
3.7 km from Madejski Stadium, City Centre Studio Apartment Zenith House is situated in the Reading City Centre district of Reading. This apartment features accommodation with free WiFi. This apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom,... read more
£ 72.00View Rates
RG1 2SE, Reading, Crown Street
Located in the centre of Reading, these stylish and contemporary one and 2-bedroom apartments have spacious open plan living areas and are ideal for business and leisure stays. The apartments offer an environment as close... read more
£ 75.60View Rates
RG1 8BD, Reading, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue
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
£ 77.00View Rates
RG11TZ, Reading, 26 West Street
Located in the heart of Reading town centre, 5 minutes’ walk from the railway and bus station, House of Fisher Reading offers studio and one-bedroom apartments and access to exclusive gym facilities at a surcharge.... read more
£ 81.71View Rates
RG1 3BY, Reading, 100 Kings Road
Featuring free, unlimited WiFi and air conditioning, Kings Road Aparthotel is located in Reading, just 0.2 miles from The Blade building and 0.4 miles from the Oracle Shopping Centre. Madejski Stadium is 3.3 miles away.... read more
£ 81.77View Rates
RG1 1TT, Reading, 2 WEST STREET
Featuring free WiFi throughout, Studio West offers accommodation in Reading town centre. The property is 200 metres from University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health and offers free parking on-site. An oven and... read more
£ 85.00View Rates
RG1 1PA, Reading, Apartment 18, 49-51 Greyfriars road
Located 4.1 km from Madejski Stadium in Reading, Harmony Apartment - Summit House offers accommodation with a kitchen. This apartment is 400 metres from The Museum of Reading and a 5-minute walk from University of... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
RG1 2QU, Reading, 85 Southampton Street
Flat 4, IBEX HOUSE in Reading offers accommodation with free WiFi, 3.2 km from Madejski Stadium. This apartment is 500 metres from Reading Borough Council. The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV... read more
£ 99.00View Rates
RG1 2QR, Reading, Ibex house 85 Southampton Street
Offering a garden and free WiFi, Ibex House offers accommodation in Reading. Some units also have a kitchen equipped with an oven. A car rental service is available at this property. Madejski Stadium is 3.2... read more
£ 99.00View Rates
RG1 4PX, Reading, Kings Oak Court
Located in Reading, 3.7 km from Madejski Stadium, a 2-minute walk from Oracle Shopping Centre and 300 metres from Reading Central Library, Luxurious Kings Oak Apartment offers accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The... read more
£ 107.10View Rates
RG1 3EN, Reading, Gas Works Road
Set in the middle of Reading, within 4 km of Madejski Stadium, Select SA - Blakes Quay is an accommodation offering river views. This apartment is 300 metres from Reading College. The apartment with a... read more
£ 139.50View Rates
Why stay near Reading Train Station ?
The 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.
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
If 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.
Operated and Managed by : First Great Western
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
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.