Travel offers for students
Sustainability Services have put together information summarising all the travel offers available to University of Reading students. Save money by finding all the details at sites.reading.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/offers/students/
Finding the campuses on foot
The main entrance to the Whiteknights campus and our London Road campus are best reached from Reading station, and the Earley Gate entrance to the Whiteknights campus is closest to Earley station.
Henley station is closest to our Greenlands campus.
Don't forget to collect points and rewards for all your walking journeys by logging them with https://www.betterpoints.uk/
Whiteknights campus from Reading railway station
Approximately 1.9 miles, around 40 minutes on foot to centre of campus:
By using the postcode RG6 6UR you will be able to map your way to the University campus.
You can find a map of the Whiteknights campus here.
Earley gate entrance on Whiteknights campus from Earley railway station
Approximately 0.6 miles, around 13 minutes by foot to the edge of campus, please allow extra time to find your destination on campus.
You will be able to map your way from Earley station to the Earley gate by using the postcode RG6 7BE and mapping your way there.
London Road campus from Reading railway station
Approximately 0.8 miles, around 15 minutes by foot.
You can map your way to the London Road campus by using the postcode RG1 5AQ.
It takes roughly 25 minutes to walk from the London Road campus to Whiteknights campus.
You can find a map of the London Road campus here.
Greenlands campus from Henley-on-Thames railway station
Due to parts of the route being on rural roads with no safe pedestrian access, it is suggested that for your safety you consider an alternative form of transport to get to our Henley campus (bus or car).
You can catch the 800 or 850 bus; getting off at Hambleden, Greenlands stop.
You can map your way to Greenlands via car using the postcode RG9 3AU.
Click here to find a map of the Greenlands campus.
Please keep yourself and others safe when you’re riding your bike, both on and off campus.
The University provides a number of facilities for cyclists:
Reading Buses provide a frequent and reliable bus service which makes travelling by bus around Reading really easy.
The Claret number 21/21a travels from Reading train station and town centre past the London Road campus and onto Whiteknights campus every 7 minutes during the day in term time. It also runs all through the night, so you will never miss the last bus!
Other routes which run near Whiteknights campus are:
• Numbers 17 and 4 – bus stop at Earley Gate
• Numbers 9, 3 and 10 – bus stop at Shinfield Road
• Number 19 – bus stop at Foxhill House, Bridges and Wessex Halls, and Earley Gate.
A trip on the bus to town usually takes 15-20 minutes, and you can pay by contactless card, Reading Buses top up card, via the Reading Buses app, or by cash (exact money only as they don’t give change).
Reading Buses student pages have more information here.
Additional information on student offers and buses around the University is available from Sustainability Services (sites.reading.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/bus/)
Make sure you have all the information at your fingertips if you bring your own car or motorcycle to the campus or hall. Advice too for parents and visitors.
Co-wheels - hire a car by the hour
Hire a car by the hour from campus with our Co-wheels car club. Great for journeys that are not convenient by public transport or on foot/cycle. More details here.
For information about sustainability and driving, visit the Sustainability pages.
Cars and insurance
Student parking on campus
You will need a permit to park on campus and these are only usually awarded to students with mobility issues or with other extenuating circumstances that meet the qualifying criteria.
If you are eligible you can apply for a parking permit using the online form.
If you wish to apply for a parking permit, you must do so within 10 days of your course start date for the application to be considered. Applications received after 10 days of course start date will only be considered if you have had a significant change of circumstances. Please note that the qualifying criteria still apply.
Please note that student parking permits are not valid in car park 5 (Visitors’ car park), where separate parking arrangements apply.
For more information on driving on campus, motorcycles, parking at halls and car sharing, please click here for details.