Travelling to college

Explore our Kings Road campus and its rich history, welcoming learners for over 60 years.

Reading is ideally placed: it’s near London, Heathrow airport and is well connected to towns across Berkshire and other major cities.  It is a 20-minute walk from Reading town centre and Reading train station.  

We encourage our students to use alternative modes of transport other than cars. By doing this we are aiming to reduce the amount of traffic as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and living environment.


We actively encourage our students to cycle to college and there is plenty of bike parking available on-site and cycle lanes locally if you choose to do so.

We recommend that all students bring along a secure D lock to maximise the safety of their bicycle.

Reading College is located on Kings Road/A329. Limited on-site parking is available for students who wish to drive.

A parking permit is available from Reception if you live more than 4 miles from the College.

If walking or cycling isn't an option, Reading has fantastic public transport options. Reading has a large bus network which offers travel across the city. There are regular bus services that run along Kings Road, with stops just outside of the college. As a Reading College student, you will be able to get discounted travel on the bus. 

If you are jumping on the train, the station is located a few minutes from the town centre. Reading’s train station has connections to local areas and major cities, as well as a frequent service to London Paddington which only takes 25 minutes.

Support with travel

If you are finding it hard to meet the costs of travelling to college, you may be able to get a travel bursary, depending on your situation. For more information on bursaries, to check if you’re eligible, and how to apply, please contact our Advice and Admissions team or see our Fees, funding and bursaries page.

Located in the heart of Reading

  • Address
    Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4HJ

Opening Times

Day Opening time Closing time
Monday to Thursday 8:30am 5pm
Friday 8:30am 4pm


Term Time 
Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am–⁠6:00pm 
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am–⁠⁠8:00pm 
Friday: 8:00am–⁠7:00pm 
Saturday: 9:00–⁠1:00pm 

Out of Term 
Monday–⁠Thursday: 8:30am–⁠5:00pm 
Friday: 8:30am–⁠4:00pm 

Term Time 
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30am–⁠5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30am–⁠7:00pm 
Friday: 8:30am–⁠4:00pm 

Out of Term 
Monday–⁠Thursday: 8:30am–⁠5:00pm 
Friday: 8:30am–⁠4:00pm 

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