The Rugby Groud Guide

London Irish - Travel


Air: The UK’s busiest airport, Heathrow, is the closest to Reading, situated about 30 miles to the east. There are scheduled flights to destinations around the world, with the majority of services between the UK and Ireland being operated by British Airways and Aer Lingus.

RailAir buses operate buses directly to Reading railway station, departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminal 5


Rail: First Great Western Trains leave London Paddington at least 5 times per hour and take 23 minutes.

South West Trains from London Waterloo to    Reading take approximately 90 minutes, via Clapham Junction, Putney, Richmond, Twickenham, Egham and Bracknell amongst other stations.

General Train Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

National Rail online:

Reading station return (shuttle) buses: Fastrack frequent    service starts from outside the railway station 2 hours prior to kick-off: £2.60 adult and £1.30 child return.

The return service leaves from the bus stop near the Stadium in Northern Way


Road: From the M4-The Madejski Stadium can be approached from the A33 Reading Relief Road which links to the M4 Motorway.

Exit the M4 at Junction 11, heading for Reading on the A33. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd left onto the Reading Relief Road, passing the stadium on your left. At the next roundabout (past McDonalds) take the first left onto Northern Way and follow signs to car parks


Parking: Red Car Park at the Madejski Stadium: There is limited car park availability at the Stadium in the Red    Car Park. The cost of parking is £10 and operates on a "first come, first served" basis.

Old Depot Next to Berkshire Brewery:   Imperial Way Roundabout A33: Follow "Alternative Parking Signs”. Ten minutes walk from   the Stadium.

From Junction 11 on the M4, proceed toward Reading along the    A33; turn left at the second roundabout then immediate left.(This is the Courage  entrance, but NOT the Courage Brewery car park : £8.00

Greyhound Stadium: Five minutes’ walk from    stadium. From Junction 11 on the M4 proceed along the A33, past Madejski Stadium and past B &  Q retail park. Straight ahead at traffic lights on gyratory roundabout, past    Green Park turning and take the next exit. Normally full 1 hour before kick-off:   £8.00

Post Code for Sat-Nav: RG2 0FL




Last Updated  August 2016



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