Half Marathon Shuttles 2022

1 month ago Tue 29th Mar 2022

It's the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 3 April and we are working together with the organisers to help get you to and from the race village safely.

As there will be road closures before and during the race, driving in a private car is not advised. There are official parking sites through the organisers. 

shuttle buses to the race

We are once again running free shuttle buses to help get runners and supporters to the start and finish lines. 

town to the Stadium - M1 shuttle

There will be free, and frequent, shuttle buses running between Central Reading and the start line near the Stadium. Buses run from the Southwest Interchange at Reading Station - stop WS. If you are coming out of the Station's south entrance, just turn right and walk down the hill. You can also come from Greyfriars Road just off Friar Street (turn right when you get to the Greyfriar Pub).

Click here for a Google Maps location of the stop.

Buses are super frequent and will start at 7am from town until 9.24am, running down the A33. Between roughly 9.30am and 11.20am, buses will still run, but will be subject to diversion. Buses will then return to normal route from around 11.30am running until around 2.20pm.

To get back from the Stadium, follow the signs to the buses for stop ME - Google Map reference is here

yellow car park (Shinfield Park) to Stadium - M2 shuttle

We are also running shuttle buses from the yellow car park at Shinfield Park. If you have booked your parking with the race organisers, you can get the free M2 shuttle which starts at 6.30am from the car park running at frequent intervals until around 2.45pm. 

To get back from the Stadium, follow the signs for the buses to yellow car park and head to stop MF - Google map reference here

blue car park - Mereoak park & ride to Stadium - M3 shuttle

There will also be the M3 shuttle from Mereoak park & ride for people who have booked parking in the blue car park. Buses start at 6.30am from the car park running at frequent intervals until around 2.45pm.

To get back from the Stadium, follow the signs for buses to the blue car park and head to stop MF - Google map reference here

Road closures  (and other travel information)

If you are driving around Reading on the day of the race, please be aware that many roads will be closed. The official list of road closures is on the Reading Half Marathon website - you can find them on their travel information page here