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Reading College, Kings Road
0118 955 4300
Reading is in the centre of the Thames Valley and is within easy reach of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
There is limited parking onsite, so please consider using public transport to get to the College.
Kings Road is easily accessible from Reading town centre and local towns such as Wokingham, Bracknell and Maidenhead.
Reading train station is a 15 minute walk from Reading College, Kings Road.
Travelling from London: there are regular train services from London Paddington to Reading (First Great Western Service); the journey from Paddington to Reading takes 25-30 minutes.
Travelling from surrounding areas.
There are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.
Directions from the train station to Kings Road site:
- exit Reading Station through the main front entrance. Head straight towards the town centre along Station Road
- when you reach John Lewis turn left into Broad Street. Follow Broad Street and it will turn into Kings Road
- after approximately 200m you will reach some traffic lights at a busy junction. Cross over these lights and continue on the left hand side of the main road, past the Prudential building (on your left)
- follow the signs for A4 Maidenhead and continue up Kings Road. After approximately 200m you will see the College on the left hand side
There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:
Reading Buses; routes 13, 14, 17
Arriva; routes 800, 850
First Group; route 190
Thames Travel; routes 126, 127
In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver your Reading College Student ID Card. It is valid for all journeys on Reading Buses routes within the greater Reading area. Please see our financial support page for more details.
There are a large number of bike racks if you plan to cycle to college.
There are 13 different cycle routes you can use. The routes link together through central Reading, to form a network encompassing the Reading Borough Council area and beyond.
More information and downloadable maps can be found at www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk/cycling
Kings Road is about 10 minutes drive from the M4 motorway, and is easily accessed from junctions 10 and 11.
Cycle racks are available for those traveling by bicycle.
Visitor car parking is available and it is advisable to book this in advance through the member of staff you are visiting.
There is a limited amount of car park space for students who live further than four miles from the college. These spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Priority is given to those with disabilities affecting mobility.
The map below shows available parking near the College. Clicking a number will give more details about the parking.
Reading College Gas and Energy Centre, Wokingham
11 The Business Centre
Molly Millars Lane
The centre is about a 15 minute walk from Wokingham train station. Trains run regularly from Reading and Bracknell.
Parking is also available at the Reading Gas and Energy Centre.