Travel Advice for Home Matches

Travel Advice for Home Matches 2017-18

We will use this page to list any information we have on travel disruption on the trains and the roads for our home matches.

Roadworks on the A33 between M4 Junction 11 and Reading Town Centre are on-going until winter 2017/18. It has been reported that weekend lane closures will not coincide with football matches at the Madejski Stadium, but there was no mention of rugby matches.

Parking: Parking at the Madejski Stadium is limited and it is recommended that parking places are booked in advance via the London Irish ticket website

Shuttle Buses: Reading Buses service R1 runs from the Southwest interchange at Reading station to the Madejski Stadium on match days.
Services start about 3 hours before kick-off, with the last service from town being about 20 minutes before kick-off.
Services run back into town from the end of the match, with the last bus being around 2 & a half hours after the match.
Details on the Reading Buses Website have not yet been updated for the 2017-18 season, but last season the adult fare was £3.50 return (£2.50 single).
Note: As the shuttle buses are not part of Reading Buses regular services, Reading Buses Day, Weekly, Monthly etc tickets and Concessionary passes are not valid.
Note: In general change is not given on Reading Buses – fares can be paid in cash or with Debit/Credit cards.

London Irish v Northampton Saints – Sunday 24th September, 3:00pm
Updated 31st July

Engineering work between Reading & Maidenhead and between Reading & Didcot until Midday – provided the work finishes on time, trains are running in time for getting to the match.

From London Paddington, before midday there will be replacement buses between Maidenhead and Reading. The first fast direct service from Paddington to Reading is at 12:03
From Oxford and Swindon, before midday there will be replacement buses between Didcot and Reading. The first direct trains are 12:16 from Oxford and 12:10 from Swindon.
It is the same for services from Basingstoke, with the first direct train at 12:47 – this will also effect those travelling from Southampton, Winchester etc..
On the Newbury line, the first direct train to Reading is at 12:12

The Gatwick-Reading and Waterloo-Reading lines are running normally.

London Irish v Leicester Tigers – Saturday 7th October, 3:00pm
Update 31st July

No issues currently listed.