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

977 reviews 8.5

£ 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, complimentary Wi-Fi, and paid car parking. Guests can relax in... read more

2529 reviews 7.6

£ 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

1825 reviews 8.2

£ 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

3627 reviews 7.9

£ 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

4787 reviews 7.9

£ 36.30

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Bow Guest House

RG1 7XD, Reading, 25 Russell St

A beautiful Victorian, family-run guest house located in the heart of Reading, Bow Guest House offers well-furnished bedrooms, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Reading Town Centre boasts many restaurants, bars and shops. Heathrow Airport is... read more

96 reviews 6.9

£ 1.00

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Hotel 1843 Reading

RG1 4PS, Reading, 33 London Street

This historic building was said to have been opened in 1843 by the British literacy icon, Charles Dickens. Conveniently situated in the centre of Reading, Hotel 1843 is directly opposite The Oracle shopping centre, and... read more

1364 reviews 7.3

£ 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

2570 reviews 7.7

£ 52.00

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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

385 reviews 8.5

£ 56.95

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The Narrowboat

RG1 3EQ, Reading, Gas Works Road

Conveniently located in the centre of Reading, The Narrowboat offers free WiFi throughout the property, a restaurant and free private parking for guests who drive. Offering a bar, the property is located within 21 km... read more

455 reviews 8.5

£ 1.00

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Blagrave Rooms

RG1 1PJ, Reading, 7 Blagrave Street

Set in Reading, 200 metres from the centre and 22 km from LaplandUK, Blagrave Rooms offers accommodation with amenities like free WiFi and flat-screen TV. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with walk-in shower... read more

257 reviews 7.2

£ 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

1393 reviews 6.7

£ 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

214 reviews 8.5

£ 1.00

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RG1 1HE, Reading, 155 Friar Street

Set in Reading, 80 metres from the centre and 22 km from LaplandUK, Nitehouse offers accommodation with amenities like free WiFi and TV. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and a hair... read more

19 reviews 7.6

£ 90.30

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The Market House

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

Attractively set in the centre of Reading, The Market House features air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a restaurant. Featuring a bar, the property is located within 22 km of LaplandUK. The accommodation provides... read more

1356 reviews 8.5

£ 75.00

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Wesley Gate Apartments - Building 3, by Hostly

RG1 4AP, Reading, 3 Queen's Road

Located 21 km from LaplandUK and 27 km from Newbury Racecourse in the centre of Reading, Wesley Gate Apartments - Building 3, by Hostly provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The units... read more

161 reviews 8.3

£ 1.00

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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.