Away guide | Reading

22nd December
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Swansea City travel to the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday to take on Reading in the Sky Bet Championship on December 27, and we have put together a handy travel guide for supporters making the journey to Berkshire.

What would have been our Boxing Day fixture has been moved for live television coverage, and around 2,000 Jacks are expected to make the journey.

Reading vs Swansea City

Date: Tuesday, December 27 (5.15pm)

Address: Select Car Leasing Stadium, Junction 11 M4, Berkshire, RG2 0FL

Distance from the Stadium: 148 mi


Around 2,000 away fans can be housed in the stadium’s South Stand, while home fans take up the other three sides.

The stadium, built in 1998, includes a lot of architecture to make the football-watching experience enjoyable for supporters and, for that reason, views from the away end are very good. There is plenty of leg room and a good height difference between rows so you don’t get obstructed views.

Food and refreshments can be purchased in the concourses under the South Stand. Reading also run an away family area for young supporters to enjoy.


Tickets for this fixture are now SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support, Jack Army.


Limited spaces remain on the club's official coach travel. Return coach travel for this fixture is available to purchase online through the Swansea City ticketing site. The service will depart from the Stadium at 11:30am and is priced at £30.


Reading's most recent guide for visiting supporters lists Shinfield Park as the best place to park for away fans. This includes a park and ride service. The car park itself is free, but there is a fee for a return journey on the shuttle bus of £4 for adults and £2 for children.

The post code for this car park is RG2 9FW. You can also follow signs for Match Reading FC Park and Ride.

Families with children under the age of eight are permitted to park in the Family Parking Area at the stadium – spaces here are very limited, and must be booked in advance through the Reading Ticket Office. The post code for this car park is RG2 0FL

Supporters who are Blue Badge holders can access disabled car parking – this is charged at £5.


The nearest train station to the Select Car Leasing Stadium is Reading station. It is located three miles away and the F1 Shuttle Bus operates between the stadium and station before and after matches.

The bus stops at Reading station south west Interchange and is accessible from the station forecourt towards Tudor Road and Greyfriars Road. On the way back, the bus picks supporters up from a designated bus stop just off Royal Way.

Return fares are £2 for adults and £1 for children.

At the time of writing, there are trains available which would be suitable for Swansea City fans. It’s a direct route between Swansea station and Reading station and the journey takes around three hours.

Supporters are strongly advised to keep checking their train journey and that routes are still operating as expected.


There are no pubs near the ground but the stadium does have a fan zone which opens 90 minutes before kick-off outside the East Stand. They also have a number of catering options.

There are some hotels which are within walking distance, and a bar called The World Turns Upside Down, which is a 20-25 minute walk away from the stadium.

Opposite the stadium is a retail park with Costa, KFC, and McDonald's outlets for those looking for something to eat before entering the stadium.