RAC/TRAC 2014 Find Us

Reading is centrally located in South-East England, 25 minutes by train from London Paddington. Trains also run cross-country north directly to Birmingham, Manchester, York, Glasgow and Edinburgh; west to Bristol and Cardiff and south to Southampton and Bournemouth.

There is easy direct access by RailAir bus to Heathrow; and by rail to Gatwick and Southampton Airports.

Please refer to the University of Reading's  maps and how to find the University of Reading page for detailed information on connections with different modes of transport.

How to get to the conference venue

The Conference papers, tea, coffee and lunch will all take place in the Palmer Building (Building 26) and the Henley Business School (Building 138).

Maps of the campus and town can be found HERE.


By Bus

From Reading Railway Station and the town centre, the No. 20, 20a and 21 bus routes take you on to campus, taking about 12-15 minutes, while the No. 9 passes by the entrance to the campus.

Maps of bus stops in the town centre along with timetable information can be found on the Reading Buses Website. A single adult journey will be £1.90 (£3.60 return). Note that you will need the exact money as Reading buses do not give change.  A free Android and iPhone app exists which provides live timetable information ('My Bus Reading').


By Taxi

From Reading railway station: Ask for Whiteknights campus, Henley Business School. The journey should cost £8-11, depending on the time of day.


By Car

There is limited car parking on campus, and public transport is encouraged. However, 50 spaces have been reserved for us in Car Park 2. This is on the map in the Handbook and there will be signs directing towards it on the day.

Please follow the directions on the page How to get to the University of Reading by car.

If you are using a satnav, please use the following code: RG6 6UR (other campus postcodes may not work). 


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See also

  • University Maps

Postcode for SatNav

  • Campus Main Entrance (Shinfield Road): RG6 6UR
  • Do not use any postcodes from university postal addresses. They usually lead nowhere near your intended destination!


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