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Reading services


M4 between J11 and J12

Signposted from the road.


RG30 3UQ

map and directions


Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.

Rating: See the reviews

Once one the M4's big retailing services, Reading retains its atriums on either side of the road.


Catering: on both sides: Burger King, Chow, Costa Coffee, Greggs, West Cornwall Pasty Co, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Costa Drive Thru
plus westbound only: KFC
Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: on both sides: Changing Places, Dog Walking Area, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers
plus westbound only: Children's Play Area
and eastbound only: Go Pod Workpodwebsite
Hotel: Travelodgebook west | book east Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: BP, Shop, Marks and Spencer Food, Wild Bean Café, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £30.50. HGVs can pay £32.50 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 2457 (westbound) and 2456 (eastbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Reading Motorway Service Area
RG30 3UQ

Trivia and Design

Eat & Drink Co.
The former restaurant area.

See also: History:Reading

In Spring 2017, Transport Focus calculated a 100% satisfaction score for the westbound services and 96% for the eastbound services. This made the westbound services one of the country's top two. By 2019, westbound had fallen to 84%, with eastbound on 90%.

As one of the newer service areas, Reading's two buildings are both build around an atrium, with south-facing windows. Over time this has been extended significantly with new retail units.

During summer 2021, the former westbound external Costa kiosk was refurbished and rented out to Evapo Vape Shop. They later closed in April 2022.

bp pulse electric vehicle charging points were installed here in 2020, but they are yet to be switched on. A further 24 ultra-rapid chargers are planned for late 2021.

Moto will add an additional 18 HGV spaces to both sides in early 2022 as part of their investment into improving facilities for HGV drivers. They were also looking at fitting a new drive thru on the eastbound side, but planning permission for this was refused.

The former EDC area on the eastbound side is currently being refurbished and will be replaced by a new Costa unit and a KFC soon.


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