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. Lane closures may mean heavier than usual traffic in the Madejski Stadium area.

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 can be found on the Reading Buses Website – the adult fare is £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 contact-less Debit/Credit cards.


London Irish v Edinburgh – Saturday 14th October, 3:00pm
Update 10th October

There is a large amount of disruption on the railways this weekend:
From London Paddington, there are no direct services to Reading, you will need to change at Maidenhead for a replacement bus service.
For those travelling from Oxford, it is a replacement bus between Didcot & Reading.
From Swindon it is either a replacement bus for the whole journey or a train to Didcot and then a bus.
From Newbury there is a replacement bus between Theale & Reading.
There is also a replacement bus between Basingstoke and Reading – and for those who travel through Basingstoke there is also a replacement bus between Eastleigh & Basingstoke.

The lines from Gatwick Airport & London Waterloo to Reading appear to be running normally.

There do not appear to be any major roadworks on the motorways that will disrupt journeys to/from the Madejski on Saturday, however the on-going roadworks on the A33 are likely to cause delays.


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