Newbury lies in the heart of Southern England, within an hour of London, Bristol, Oxford and the South Coast. Transport links are excellent and it is easy to reach from all parts of the UK.
Travelling By Car
The M4 motorway crosses Newbury with Junction 13 giving convenient access the the town from the East and the West. The A34 Newbury bypass links to Newbury from the South and on to the Midlands and beyond.
Travelling from the M4 – Jct 13
Follow signs for the town centre. At the Robin Hood roundabout, take the 4th exit onto London Road. From here turn left into Park Way to access Camp Hopson and Parkway Shopping car parks. Alternatively, proceed straight over at 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 the B4640 from the A34 and follow signs for Newbury. Continue onto the A339. After driving over the railway bridge, 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-Storey car park, 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. When you reach the Robin Hood roundabout, follow the M4 directions shown above.
From the West (non-motorway traffic)
Proceed along A4 Bath Road, turn right onto Old Bath Road, proceed to the mini roundabout, then turn right onto Strawberry Hill. Continue onto West Street. From here, Northbrook Multi-Storey, West Street and Northcroft Lane car parks are easily accessible and within a few -minutes’ walk of the town centre.
Travelling By Coach or Bus
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National Express coaches stop at Newbury.
Travelling By Train
Newbury mainline station is served by a regular Great Western Rail train service providing a direct link to London Paddington and the South West. Other parts of the country are easily reached via changes at Reading or Paddington. For train enquiries call 08457 48 49 50, or plan your journey with National Rail’s journey planner.
Easy Access By Plane
Most of the major airports in southern England are within easy reach, including Southampton (37 miles), Heathrow (47 miles), Bournemouth (62 miles), Gatwick (75 miles), Luton (77 miles) and Stansted (104 miles).
Travelling By Boat
Good road links to major channel ports in the south and south east of the country make Newbury an ideal stopping point for those wanting to break their journey to and from the continent.
Newbury town centre has many convenient car parks, with over 2,000 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 parking available.
Blue Badge holders are entitled to:
- Free parking in all West Berkshire Council car parks, except Newbury Library and Corn Exchange (Bear Lane) Car Park.
- Free parking in the on-street areas where parking charges apply.
- Up to three hours’ parking on yellow line restrictions, provided an obstruction is not being caused.
- In addition, Blue Badge holders who make regular use of the Kennet Centre or Northbrook multi-storey car parks in Newbury can apply for inclusion on the Licence Plate Recognition System.
For more information about the cost of car parking and the car parks available, please visit West Berkshire Council’s website.
The following public toilets are available in the town centre:
- Kennet Shopping toilets: currently closed, but access is available for disabled visitors via the security team.
- M&S toilets: open Mondays–Saturdays, 08:00–18:00, & Sundays, 10:30–16:30.
- Parkway Shopping toilets: Open daily on East Street by The Unruly & Debenhams. At the moment Parkway’s other toilet facilities are closed.
- Newbury Wharf public toilets: Open daily from 08:00-18:00. Please visit West Berkshire Council’s website for further details.