Away days: Reading

31st December 2018

As the Swans get set to face Reading on New Year's Day (3pm), we bring you a fan's guide to the Madejski Stadium to improve your matchday experience.

Reading v Swansea City

Tuesday, January 1 (3pm)

Address: Madejski Stadium, Bennett Road, Reading, RG2 0FL

Distance from the Liberty: 151 miles


Up to 4,300 away supporters are housed in the South Stand at one end of the stadium, where you can enjoy good facilities, plenty of leg room and a superb view of the action. Food on offer includes a selection of pies, as well as burgers and hot dogs.


It is recommended that you avoid the official stadium car park as it can be difficult to exit post-match, while you risk being clamped if you leave your vehicle in the nearby business park.

However, there is street parking available on the right-hand side of the dual carriageway as you leave junction 11 on the M4.

Alternatively, there is a park-and-ride facility at Mereoak, from which buses run to Reading town centre via the Madejski Stadium.


From Swansea, the journey to Reading takes around three-and-a-half hours.

Thereon, you catch the F1 ‘Football Special’ bus, which costs from £2 for a return fare and will arrive at the stadium within 15 minutes.

Trains leave Swansea at 17 minutes past the hour from 7am.

The return journeys depart at 28 minutes past the hour between 5pm and 10pm, with the exception of 7.28pm.


Holiday Inn (RG2 0SL) – 1 mile from the Madejski Stadium

The World Turned Upside Town (RG2 0JE) – 1.1 mile

The Swan (RG7 1AT) – 1.5 miles


Crescent Hotel (RG1 6LL) – 2.5 miles from the Madejski Stadium

Travelodge Reading Central (RG1 7LT) – 2.6 miles

The Great Expectations (RG1 4PS) – 2.8 miles

Premier Inn Reading Central (RG1 2HN) – 2.9 miles

Ibis Reading Centre (RG1 1DP) – 3.5 miles


River and Rowing Museum

Windsor Castle

The Museum of Reading

Swansea fans can pay on the day at the Madejski Stadium.

Sales will be from the South Stand Ticket Office, which is located between gates 9 & 10 at the Madejski Stadium.

The South Stand Ticket Office will be open from 1.30pm. Supporters will be able to phone the ticket office from 10am on matchday on 01189681313.