Travel information to take note of
Location of Reading University
See Reading University on the Google map.
Reaching Reading by plane
From Heathrow airport Terminals 1,2,3 take the RailAir bus that leaves from the central bus station (45 min). From Terminal 5, the RailAir bus leaves from the bus stops just outside the terminal (35 min to Reading). From terminal 4, take the train to "Heathrow central" and then go to the central bus station. Do *not* take the Heathrow Express train into London first. It is a very expensive option and slower than the bus. A taxi from Heathrow to Reading is about £45 if booked in advance. If 3 or 4 people, this is the cheapest option.
From Gatwick airport, take the direct train to Reading. It leaves once an hour and take about 75 minutes. Taxi is not recommended.
From Luton and Stansted airport it takes a long time to get to Reading (you have to go through London) and money saved on flying to these airports cpould potentially be lost again from expensive train tickets to get to Reading.
Reaching Reading by train
Reading is very well connected to the train network in the UK and can be reached from almost anywhere with direct trains. If arriving by Eurostar, you have to take the underground from St. Pancras to Paddinton station and then a train from Paddington to Reading. Buy a ticket for the full trip at St. Pancras station (at the main station, not underground).
Reaching the University from Reading station
You can take one of the pink buses at the front of the station, take a taxi for around £10 or Uber for less (if not outlawed in Reading yet ...).