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Conveniently located close to the M4, between the North Wessex Downs and the Chiltern Hills, travel by car could not be easier, whether heading to the University town of Oxford in the north, the metropolis of London in the East, Southampton and the Isle of Wight to the South or the historic city of Bath to the West. Reading Riverside is perfectly located, just a short walk from the town centre yet offering easy access and hassle free travel by car to major link roads.
Having recently benefited from an astounding £900m upgrade, Reading Railway Station is not only spectacular, but is one of the busiest rail hubs in Britain used by nearly 20 million passengers a year. It connects Reading to London’s Paddington in less than half an hour with over 200 trains per day, as well as providing links to the north, south, east and west by rail. In October 2019 Crossrail will link Reading and London Liverpool Street and Reading will be the most westerly station on the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) linking Reading with central London, the City and Docklands. Reading provides direct links to the main hub airports in the UK – Heathrow within 38 minutes and Gatwick within 75 minutes.
Reading also boasts an award-winning bus company as well as many cycle routes, it is located on several of the UK’s Sustrans Routes (routes 4, 5 and 23) linking the town with Oxford, Newbury and Basingstoke. With 29 bike hire stations dotted around the town, and nowhere in the town being more than a 30-minute cycle away – there is little wonder that cycling is a very popular form of transport amongst residents.
|From Reading Riverside by car|
|The Oracle Centre||4 mins|
|Board Street||4 mins|
|Green Park Business Park||10 mins|
|Thames Valley Science Park||14 mins|
|Arlington Business Park||14 mins|
|Heathrow Airport||35 mins|
|Gatwick Airport||1 hr 15 mins|
|From Reading Train Station|
|Paddington Station||25 mins|
|Heathrow Airport||58 mins|
|Farringdon Station||1 hr|
|Waterloo Station||1 hr 4 mins|
|From Reading Crossrail Station|
|Bond Station||54 mins|
|Liverpool Street||61 mins|
Data from AA routefinder and National Rail.