Reading is a large historic university and minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is now the county town. The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, an unofficial symbol of Reading, commemorates the 328 officers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who died in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880. There are a number of other works of public art in Reading. The Blade, a fourteen-storey building completed in 2009, is 128 m (420 ft) tall and can be seen from the surrounding area. Jacksons Corner with its prominent sign, former home of Jacksons department store, occupies the corner of Kings Road and High Street. Reading has over 100 parks and playgrounds, including 5 miles of riverside paths. In the town centre is Forbury Gardens, a public park built on the site of the outer court of Reading Abbey. The largest public park in Reading is Prospect Park, previously an estate owned by Frances Kendrick but acquired by Reading Corporation in 1901. Reading has five Local nature reserves: Clayfield Copse in Caversham, with the other four McIlroy Park, Blundells Copse, Lousehill Copse and Round Copse all in Tilehurst. With a combined experience of over 40 years, Mile5 have become the leading provider for airport transfers to Reading and surrounding areas.
If you’re looking for professional, reliable, friendly transport service between Gatwick Airport and Reading, Mile5 is what you’re looking for. We have a great selection of executive and luxury cars ready for you and your travel needs. Our drivers are DBS certified, professional, courteous and knowledgeable. We take care of your trip because we know our success depends on your satisfaction.
The journey between Gatwick Airport and Reading
Located just minutes away from Crawley in West Sussex, Gatwick Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports. In 2018 alone, it served more destinations than any other UK airport.
LGW carried a total of 46.1 million passengers and is home to more than 50 airline operators. This award-winning airport is continually improving to offer passengers the best selection of travel options. Due to its location, this airport is best for passengers leaving from and going to the southern part of England and the UK.
Reading is about 56.4 miles away from Gatwick Airport via the M23, M25, and A329(M) motorways. The journey between LGW is about 70 minutes long, though it may take longer due to minor traffic buildup and road repairs. Expect some light traffic around the Gatwick Airport area and in several roundabouts.
Why choose Mile5?
Here at Mile5, we pride ourselves on being an affordable, comfortable, efficient, and professional airport transfer service.
We offer flight monitoring arrivals in real time and allow a 60-minute waiting time for arrivals, four times longer than our competitors. With Mile5, you don’t get any hidden charges.
The booking process is easy and seamless. Cancellation is free 4 hours prior to the scheduled pickup time. To ensure your utmost comfort and convenience, you get complimentary bottled water, the daily newspaper, free wifi, and a complimentary infant/child seat if required.