The closest train station is Reading Station which is a good 3 miles from the ground. Probably best to get an Uber / taxi or use one of the shuttle buses unless you fancy the walk!
Most car parks near the ground charge around £10. For a cheaper alternative, there are a couple of Park & Ride options which should only set you back £4 instead. Mereoak Park & Ride (RG7 1PB) or Foster Wheeler Park & Ride (RG2 9FW).
Callaghans is an Irish bar situated next door to the Holiday Inn off Imperial Way which is only a 15 minute walk from the ground. Not much choice around the Madejski Stadoium itself.
did you know
Reading fans don't like the playoffs! Not only have they have failed to make it through on six occasions but the team they have lost to has always gone on to seal promotion (Bolton in 1995, Walsall in 2001, Wolves in 2003, Burnley in 2009, Swansea in 2011 and Huddersfield in 2017).