West Berkshire lies at the centre of Southern England in the South East, within an hour’s reach of London, Bristol, Oxford and the south coast. Transport links are excellent…it is easy to reach from all parts of the UK. The following information has been put together to help you get here stress free.

Travelling By Car

The M4 motorway crosses West Berkshire with Junction 12 (Theale), Junction 13 (Newbury) and Junction 14 (Hungerford) giving convenient access across the whole district. The Newbury by-pass links the A34, which runs through West Berkshire, with the main passageway from the south to the Midlands and beyond.

Travelling By Coach and Bus

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National Express coaches stop at Calcot, Newbury and Hungerford on some of their route journeys.

Travelling By Train

The major towns in West Berkshire are all served by a regular train service providing an excellent link to all parts of the country. For train enquiries call 08457 48 49 50 or you can plan your journey with National Rail journey planner.

Easy Access By Plane

Most of the major airports in southern England are within easy reach, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Travelling By Boat

Good road links to major channel ports in the south and southeast of the country make West Berkshire an ideal stopping off point for those wanting to break their journey to and from the continent.


Newbury town centre has many convenient car parks with over 2000 car parking spaces in the town centre. These include short stay, long stay and a coach park with a mixture of pay on exit and pay on display carparks.

For more information about the cost of carparking and the various carparks available please click here.

Travelling from the M4 – Jct 13

Follow signs for town centre, at the Robin Hood roundabout take the 4th exit into London Road. From here we recommend one of the following four car parks. From London Road turn left into Park Way, to access Camp Hopson and Parkway Shopping car parks. Alternatively proceed straight over the roundabout and take the next right for Pelican Lane car park or continue on and follow signs for Northbrook multi-storey car park.

Travelling from the South

Take the exit for B4640 from A34 and follow signs for Newbury. Continue onto the A339. After driving over the railway line, turn left onto Cheap Street, signposted Town Centre, Parkway/Northbrook, Wharf, Kennet Centre, Station. From here you can turn left onto Market Street to access Kennet Centre Multi-Story, or turn right onto Bear Lane to access the Wharf and further parking.

From the East (non motorway traffic)

Proceed along the A4 London Road towards Newbury Town Centre to the Robin Hood roundabout and follow directions as above from M4.

From the West (non motorway traffic)

Proceed along A4 Bath Road, Turn right in to Old Bath Road proceed to the mini roundabout and turn right in to Strawberry Hill continue into West Street. From here Northbrook Multi-Storey, West Street and Northcroft Lane car parks are easily accessible and within 5-minutes walk of the Town Centre.