Newbury Rail Connections
Newbury is well served for both local and national public transport connections. The town has two train stations, the main one is located in the town centre and provides a direct link to London Paddington with a journey time of approximately one hour. To the west the line allows travel to Exeter and other parts of Devon and Cornwall. The second station is located at Newbury Racecourse and is served by local services from Newbury to Reading, with extra trains on race days. Train timetables can be found on the National Rail website, or alternatively you can use thetrainline.com to check times and fares.
Newbury Bus Routes
Local bus routes include services from Newbury to Thatcham, Reading, Basingstoke and Hungerford to name a few. A great way of planning your journey is to use the route-planner on the Traveline website as recommended by West Berkshire Council, which will suggest the best way of getting from A to B using buses and trains. You can also find all of the local bus timetables and network maps on the West Berkshire Council website.
Newbury Road Connections
Newbury is located near to the intersection of the A34 and M4 arterial routes, meaning quick access to various major towns and cities including Swindon, Oxford, Reading and Southampton. Bristol and London are a little further away but still easily accessible, with Heathrow Airport being approximately one hour’s drive. The A339 is the main route through Newbury, which merges with the A34 in the north and continues to Basingstoke in the south. The A4 passes through Newbury and was previously the main route between London and Bath before the M4 was built. The A4 is now mainly for local traffic, and is a good alternative for getting to Reading if the M4 is busy. Despite its good national connections, unfortunately the local roads in Newbury do tend to get quite busy at peak times, particularly the A339 section between Newbury Train Station and the Robin Hood Roundabout. The main route through the town centre is Northbrook Street which is pedestrianised during the day, but is open to vehicles between 5pm and 10am to help with the volume of traffic. Just make sure you leave plenty of time to get to work in the morning if travelling by car!