The town centre is well within walking distance of the University’s Whiteknights and London Road campuses, and buses from the Whiteknights campus run very frequently 24 hours a day.
Reading also has a large network of buses and taxi services to help you get around.
Exploring the area
If you want to explore the UK or visit friends and family around the country, then Reading is in the ideal place.
The town is seriously well connected, with direct trains running to major cities around the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff. London is only half an hour away by rail and services run until late into the night. Additionally, the M4 motorway, which connects London with South Wales, is on the edge of town.
Getting to and from international airports London Heathrow and London Gatwick is painless too. It takes only 40 minutes by direct Railair bus service to get from Reading train station to London Heathrow, and London Gatwick is just over an hour away by train.
Life in Reading
Whether you are a sports fan, love a good comedy club or just want to dance the night away with your mates, Reading will have something to offer you. The town is large enough to boast a range of shops, bars, restaurants and arts and sport venues, but small enough to feel welcoming. It also has fantastic transport links, and you can reach London within half an hour by train.
The town has a proud history of welcoming people from across the globe, and international students often comment on the warm atmosphere and multicultural vibe found here.