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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.

Car Park 1A

Car Park 1A is a Pay & Display car park for use by visitors. The cost is £1.50 per hour, or £10 for all day parking. You must display a valid ticket available from the ticket machines in the car park. The machines accept credit/debit cards for payment.

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.

Arranging parking for visitors

Staff members who wish to arrange parking for a visitor to the campus, please complete the online visitor parking booking form Please note this should be done at least 24 hours in advance of the required time. For more information on visitor parking please see Visitors Parking FAQs

Visitors can also use the P&D car park (1a & 1) £1.50 per hour, or £10 for all day parking. 

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.

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.

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

Contact us

For queries relating to car parking, please contact Campus Parking by e-mail.