Reading Station Parking
Reading Station Parking Information
Reading has heaps on offer and is Berkshire’s biggest town. Known for its famous music festival, Reading is home to a whole host of cultural sites, historic houses and excellent shopping and dining options. Make sure not to miss Reading Museum, Highclere Castle and the Avon Canal.
Parking near Reading Railway Station is in high demand, as Reading is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain and is the second busiest outside of London. Reading is also a popular destination for a day trip, thanks to this Reading Railway Station has quick trains connecting Reading to London, the fastest being Reading to London Paddington in 32 minutes.
For all station enquiries, you can call the Reading railway station contact number: 03457 11 41 41. The Reading Railway Station address is Station Approach, Reading and the Reading Railway Station postcode is RG1 1LZ.
When looking for parking at Reading Railway Station It is extremely difficult to find on-street parking. In Reading, there are only around 250 pay and display spaces across the town. Most of the parking lies in the Controlled Parking Zone, meaning it is restricted to residents only in the hours of operation.
There are a number of station car parks at Reading Railway Station and all are managed by APCOA. The car parks have been awarded Park Mark certification. It is possible to pre-book parking on the APCOA parking web page for the Long-stay car park, however, take care as they often are in very high demand
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You can book a space in advance in some of the busiest parking areas, so you can make sure to get ahead of the crowds. Both long term and short term parking, as well as monthly parking, is available 24h a day, as well as hourly and weekly bookings.
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Getting to Reading Station
You can get to Reading station by car or on foot. The car park drop off / pick up point postcode is RG1 8BT, and the underground short-stay car park is free for the first 20 minutes. For long-stay parking, you can pre-book a parking space or turn up on the day to one of the APCOA on-site car parks.
If you are looking to park outside the centre and take the park and ride into the centre, you take Winnersh Triangle and Mereoak park and ride, parking charges are £1 if not included in your ticket.
There are also direct buses into Reading Town directly outside the station.
Reading Station is easily accessible by train, with quick trains to London and surrounding areas. Trains from London are 32 minutes to reading
There are a number of sites across Reading for charging electric vehicles, including at the park and ride sites at Winnersh and Mereoak, Emmbrook Shute End short stay car park and Wokingham railway station car park.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Accessible pick-up and drop-off points at Reading Station include Ground Floor of the multi-story car park, access on Vastern Road (Caversham Side), which is free for 20 minutes. The Underground short-stay car park; access on Forbury Road is also free for 20 minutes.
In the rest of Reading, a Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, often free of charge!
Many off-street car parks in Reading will offer disabled spaces, but these may be limited so check the signs before parking. You must make sure to use your Blue Badge time disk when parking. Ensure that your badge and time disc are clearly displayed and that the badge is facing the right way.
Alternatively, you may find other on-street options more convenient, as your Blue Badge entitles you to better parking opportunities. With a valid Blue Badge, you can park on:
- Any on-street pay and display space, no maximum stay and free of charge. This also applies to resident parking permit restricted areas
- Any on-street space labelled with the Blue Badge sign, within the regulated hours.
- Double and single yellow lines for up to three hours, unless there is a ban on loading or unloading. Again, check local signs for any additional local restrictions.
- Any on-street limited waiting bay, all day
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Is there any free parking at Reading Railway Station?
Parking at Reading Railway Station managed by APCOA, and short stay parking is free for the first 20 minutes, after that you will need to pay the parking charges. If you are a Blue Badge Holder you can also park for free in reserved Disabled Spaces for free for the first 20 minutes on the Ground floor of the multi-storey car park (Vastern Road) and in the underground short stay car park (Forbury Road).
Is there parking at Reading Station?
There is plenty of bike parking at Reading Railway Station, directly outside the station. All car parking is managed by APCOA. Short stay tariffs are free for the first 20 minutes, after this it costs roughly £4 per hour to park in the Short Stay car park. The Long Stay Tariff costs £12 for up to 4 hours and £25 for up to 24 hours. There is a weekend parking tariff for £12.50 for 24 hours, these same charges apply when parking at Reading Station on Sundays.
Can I leave my luggage at Reading Station?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to leave your luggage at Reading Station. The station has many facilities including refreshments, shops, toilets and a post box service as well as a waiting room however there is no designated service area where you can leave your luggage.
When do the trains leave from Reading to London?
There are 294 trains a day travelling from Reading to London Paddington and the average journey time is 47 minutes. On a weekend, the journey time may be longer and trains less frequent. The fastest option to travel from Reading to London Paddington is 25 minutes.
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Latest Reading Station parking reviews
Excellent spot nearby Reading town and very convenient for commuting.Diego
Easy to book a space in advance or on the day, plenty of spaces availableNavin
This space was easy to find and my Ford Focus fitted on fine. There were cars parked either side and I think a wider car might have struggled a little bit. I took me about 15 mins to walk to town centre but I was not walking briskly. I shall use again if the need arises.Rachel
Great parking place, friendly owner and also easy to find parking. Shame it was only available for a month ...Razvan
A Tesco Car Park, 10 minute walk from the station. Left my car there overnight with no issues. Loads of space and the shop is open 24 hours so I think it makes it a little more safer to leave overnightMiles
Good location less than ten minutes form Reading station.Beth
Very easy and convenient.Karolina
Easy to find , great location close to city centre . Thank youAaron
I found the route from the M4 to Lion Court easy to navigate. The barrier system worked fine and the whole experience was straight forward, no criticisms. I will probably use this again if available, thank you.Jill