Goring and Streatley Station

Goring & Streatley station serves the twin villages of Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire and Streatley, Berkshire in England. The two villages cluster around a bridge crossing the River Thames and are linked by a rail line operated by First Great Western.

There are 23 possible journeys between Reading and Goring & Streatley, with trains leaving approximately every 17 minutes on weekdays.

Getting to Goring & Streatley Station

Goring & Streatley Station is an easy train ride from London Paddington, but train schedules can change on holidays or weekends. Plan ahead and book tickets well in advance. Prices vary depending on the type of train, but first class tickets offer more space and complimentary food and drink compared to standard.

Located on the border of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Goring and Streatley are twin villages clustered around a river crossing with quaint thatched cottages. Wander the village high street or head up into the hills for a spectacular view over the Thames Valley. Those wanting to explore the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can walk along the Goring & Streatley Way or the Thames Path to Cleeve Lock, with its series of islands and weirs.

For those looking for an alternative transportation option, there are buses serving the Goring & Streatley Station. The station is a step-free category A station, with lifts and a footbridge providing access to all platforms. Buses operate to the nearby town of Wallingford, and services to Cleeve, South & North Stoke and the Goring Gap pass through the station. If you’re a student, don’t forget to use your Railcard for discounted journeys. Check real time schedules and routes on the Moovit app or website.

Parking at Goring & Streatley Station

There are a number of parking options available at Goring and Streatley Station. However, please do not park on the streets around the village and always leave plenty of room for emergency vehicles to access the area.

Goring Station Car Park – managed by APCOA is the main pay and display car park in the village. It is a short walk from the village centre and Sheepcot Rec (click here for Googlemaps). It costs £4 per hour and the first hour is free for Blue Badge holders. If you choose to park here, please ensure your Blue Badge is clearly displayed.

Wheel Orchard Car Park – the small car park in the centre of Goring village – is also free for Blue Badge holders and is a 10-minute walk from Sheepcot Rec. There is a limited number of spaces here, so it can be full at times. Please do not park in Sheepcot Rec or on private drives around the village as this is very disruptive for local residents.

There is also a pay and display car park in Sheepcot itself on the left hand side of the road, just before the railway bridge. This is also free for Blue Badge holders. You can use the APCOA Connect app to pay for your parking session, saving you the hassle of having to visit the payment machines – more information about this can be found here.

Getting around Goring & Streatley Station

The best way to get around Goring & Streatley Station is by train. There are 34 trains a day between Goring-on-Thames and Reading Green Park, with an average journey time of 55 mins. Travel times may vary depending on the day of the week, and the type of ticket you buy. Trains are operated by Great Western Railway, and tickets can be purchased online or at the station. First class tickets are also available, offering more space and complimentary food and drink than standard class.

Buses are another option for getting to Goring & Streatley Station, with services running from Cleeve, South & North Stoke, and Wallingford. Buses are operated by Going Forward Buses CIC, and tickets can be bought on board. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 42 minutes, but this can vary depending on traffic conditions.

There are 2 rail routes that connect Goring & Streatley Station with Barry Links. The fastest journey is made with Great Western Railway, and the shortest is with Chiltern Railways. The station is a Category A, which means it is step free and is accessible to all passengers. A new footbridge was opened in June 2016 after a campaign by the local mobility group, MIGGS. This included lifts and improved access on both sides of the platform.

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