Parking information for visitors

If you are visiting the University, please be aware that parking on campus is very limited. The University and Reading as a whole are well served by public transport so if possible, please consider travelling by rail, coach, or on foot or bicycle.

How to arrange parking - On Campus

If you are coming by car, you must ensure that your parking is prearranged. Please contact the member of staff or department you are visiting and ask them to arrange a visitor's parking permit.

Members of staff who wish to book visitor parking should see the staff parking page for information or visit Visitors Parking FAQs

How to arrange parking - in Halls

For more information on the arrangements for visitors parking in halls please see our student parking website.

Getting here

See the page on how to get to the University of Reading by car for detailed directions to each of the University campuses. If you are using a sat nav to navigate to the University, please ensure you use one of the postcodes on the left, rather than one from the University's postal address.

Directions from Google maps

You can also get door-to-door directions from Google maps. Just click on the relevant link below, enter your start location (town, address or postcode) and click the "Get Directions" button.

Whiteknights House at the University of ReadingOn arrival

If your permit was sent to you in the post

Please display your permit on arrival and find a space in a marked bay in one of the University car parks.

If you need to collect your permit

Please come to the reception desk in Whiteknights House to collect your permit.

To get to Whiteknights House, please enter the campus via the main entrance and follow the road round until you reach the flag pole and park in one of the temporary parking bays adjacent to the bus stop while you collect your permit. 

Parking off site

If you decide to travel to the University and park off site, please ensure that you park legally and considerately and are aware of any parking restrictions.

  • don't park on junctions
  • don't block driveways or dropped kerbs
  • don't park in areas where there's limited space available for residents

We thank you in advance for your help and consideration. How you park your car can impact people's attitude and perception of the University and staff, students and visitors.

Contact us

For queries relating to car parking, please contact reception.


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Sat nav postcodes

If you are using a sat nav or GPS device to navigate to the University, please use one of the following postcodes:

Whiteknights campus main entrance RG6 6UR

Whiteknights campus Earley Gate entrance RG6 7BE

London Road  RG1 5AQ

Greenlands (Henley) RG9 3AU


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