Reading Former Bus Fares

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Here are details about some of the previous fares changes made by Reading Buses.

Single Bus Fares

From June 2001

A zonal fare system was introduced in June 2001. Before that the fares system involved a large number of fare stages throughout the town, and passengers were charged depending on which stages they travelled between. In general a fare stage would be every 2 or 3 stops, and the fare to a certain location increased every 1, 2 or 3 fare stages further away. You can see an old Reading Mainline fare table here. The zonal system is as follows:

The town is split up into zones, and the fare you pay is based on the number of zones that you travel through. The zone boundaries are as follows:

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Caversham Library,
Prospect Street,
Gosbrook Road (George Street),
Reading Technical College (Kings Road),
Alexandra Road,
Morgan Road,
Whitley Street,
Shaw Road,
Downshire Square,
Reading West Station.
Highmoor Road/Albert Road,
Southdown Road,
Buckingham Drive,
All Hallows Road,
London Road/The Drive,
Palmer Park Avenue,
Mockbeggar,
Wellington Avenue,
Buckland Road Circle,
Buckland Road Junction,
Circuit Lane,
Water Road,
Pond House.
Tower Close/Rose Hill,
Henley Road County Boundary,
Shepherds Hill Top,
Hanwood Close,
Bulmershe Court,
Mays Lane,
Silverdale Road Shops,
Chelwood Road,
Chatton Close,
Black Boy,
Hartley Court Turn,
Burghfield Road Railway Bridge,
Kettering Close,
Calcot Mill Lane,
Landsdowne Road,
The Triangle,
Oak Tree Copse,
Tilehurst Station.
Purley Post Office,
Savacentre.
Sonning Fire Station,
Sonning Halt,
Drome Path.

From 1st October 2002 until 4th January 2004

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All town routes (numbered under 100):

To help speed up boarding times and to increase safety, passengers must tender the exact fare for their journey (in any number of coins or notes) and place it in a secured hopper to the left of the drivers cab. Bank notes must be shown unfolded to the driver, folded once and placed in the hopper. The driver is unable to give change.

Readifare was introduced during October 2002 on all Reading town services to speed up boarding times and to protect drivers from the risk of assault. Previously drivers would give change if you did not have the exact money, but would end up spending much longer loading at stops than they do now. (Readifare was later extended to rural routes 111, 112 and 113 from 4th July 2005).

The town is split up into zones, and the fare you pay is based on the number of zones that you travel through. The zone boundaries are as follows:

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2

3

4

5

Caversham Library,
Prospect Street,
Gosbrook Road (George Street),
Reading Technical College (Kings Road),
Alexandra Road,
Morgan Road,
Whitley Street,
Shaw Road,
Downshire Square,
Reading West Station.
Highmoor Road/Albert Road,
Southdown Road,
Buckingham Drive,
All Hallows Road,
London Road/The Drive,
Palmer Park Avenue,
Mockbeggar,
Wellington Avenue,
Buckland Road Circle,
Buckland Road Junction,
Circuit Lane,
Water Road,
Pond House.
Tower Close/Rose Hill,
Henley Road County Boundary,
Shepherds Hill Top,
Hanwood Close,
Bulmershe Court,
Mays Lane,
Silverdale Road Shops,
Chelwood Road,
Chatton Close,
Black Boy,
Hartley Court Turn,
Burghfield Road Railway Bridge,
Kettering Close,
Calcot Mill Lane,
Landsdowne Road,
The Triangle,
Oak Tree Copse,
Tilehurst Station.
Purley Post Office,
Savacentre.
Sonning Fire Station,
Sonning Halt,
Drome Path.

The fares charged were:

Number of Zones Adult Fare Child Fare** Concessionary*** Evening Night
1 70p 50p* 35p 1 2
2-3 1.00 60p 50p 1 2
4+ 1.20 80p 60p 1 2
*     A minimum child fare of 50p is charged before 9am on schooldays.
**    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
***   With appropriate permit
Evening =
8.00pm - 11.29pm & all day Sunday and Bank Holidays. Flat child fare of 70p available until 10pm. 2 return also available.
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am.

Return fares are available for journeys on rural routes where the single adult fare is over 1 and the journey starts or ends outside the Greater Reading area.

From 4th January 2004 until 4th October 2004

Moving towards a single flat fare within Reading, the number of fares was reduced from three to two.

The town is split up into zones, and the fare you pay is based on the number of zones that you travel through. The zone boundaries are as follows:

1

2

3

4

5

Caversham Library,
Prospect Street,
Gosbrook Road (George Street),
Reading Technical College (Kings Road),
Alexandra Road,
Morgan Road,
Whitley Street,
Shaw Road,
Downshire Square,
Reading West Station.
Highmoor Road/Albert Road,
Southdown Road,
Buckingham Drive,
All Hallows Road,
London Road/The Drive,
Palmer Park Avenue,
Mockbeggar,
Wellington Avenue,
Buckland Road Circle,
Buckland Road Junction,
Circuit Lane,
Water Road,
Pond House.
Tower Close/Rose Hill,
Henley Road County Boundary,
Shepherds Hill Top,
Hanwood Close,
Bulmershe Court,
Mays Lane,
Silverdale Road Shops,
Chelwood Road,
Chatton Close,
Black Boy,
Hartley Court Turn,
Burghfield Road Railway Bridge,
Kettering Close,
Calcot Mill Lane,
Landsdowne Road,
The Triangle,
Oak Tree Copse,
Tilehurst Station.
Purley Post Office,
Savacentre.
Sonning Fire Station,
Sonning Halt,
Drome Path.

The fares charged are:

Number of Zones Adult Fare Child Fare* Concession** Evening Night
1-2 1.00 60p 50p 1.00 2
3+ 1.20 80p 60p 1.20 2
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
Evening =
8.00pm - 11.29pm, 2 return also available, and accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack.
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am.

Return fares are available for journeys on rural routes where the single adult fare is over 1 and the journey starts or ends outside the Greater Reading area.

From 4th October 2004 until 3rd October 2005

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.20 2.20 2.50
Child* 0.80 1.50 n/a
Concession** 0.60 1.10 n/a
Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.20 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

Readifare was extended from all town routes (numbered under 100), to rural routes 111, 112 and 113 from 4th July 2005.

From 3rd October 2005 until 21st November 2006

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.30 2.40 2.50
Child* 0.80 1.50 n/a
Concession** 0.65 1.20 n/a
Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.20 n/a n/a
Dog*** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
***  Except accessibility dogs
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 21st November 2005 until 9th October 2006

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.30 2.40 2.50
Child* 0.80 1.50 n/a
Concession** 0.65 1.20 n/a
Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.00 n/a n/a
Dog*** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
***  Except accessibility dogs
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 9th October 2006 until 15th October 2007

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.50 2.50 3.00
Child* 1.00 1.50 2.00
Concession** 0.75 1.25 n/a
Group n/a n/a 6.00
Night 2.00 n/a n/a
Dog*** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
***  Except accessibility dogs
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 15th October 2007 until 7th July 2008

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.50 2.90 3.00
Child* 1.10 1.70 2.00
Concession** 0.75 1.45 n/a
Group n/a n/a 6.00
Off Peak Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.00 n/a n/a
Dog*** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**   With appropriate permit
***  Except accessibility dogs
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 2.30am. Route 17 fares are charged at normal daytime rate.
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

All concessionary journeys became free of charge from 1st April 2008 in line with government legislation.

From 7th July 2008 until 3rd November 2008

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.60 n/a 3.00
Child* 1.10 1.70 2.00
Group n/a n/a 6.50
Off Peak Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.00*** n/a n/a
Dog** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**  Except accessibility dogs
*** Half price at 1 if you have a Busabout, weekly or longer ticket
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 2.30am. Route 17 fares are charged at normal daytime rate.
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 3rd November 2008 until 31st May 2009

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.70 n/a 3.20
Child* 1.20 n/a 1.90
Group n/a n/a 6.50
Off Peak Group n/a n/a 5.00
Night 2.00*** n/a n/a
Dog** 0.50 n/a n/a
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**  Except accessibility dogs
*** Half price at 1 if you have a Busabout, weekly or longer ticket
Group =
2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 1st June 2009 until 5th April 2010

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.70 n/a 3.50
Child* 1.20 n/a 1.90
Group n/a n/a 6.50
Night 2.00*** n/a n/a
Dog** 0.50 n/a n/a

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Reading Area Easysaver 10 = 15.00 (introductory price 12.00 until 30th August 2009)
*    Child fares are not available after 10pm (Travel Cards are still valid however).
**  Except accessibility dogs
*** Half price at 1 if you have a Busabout, weekly or longer ticket
Group =
Any four people - adults and/or children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Easysaver 10 =
10 Journeys

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network Busabouts are also available.

From 6th April 2010

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All routes except 1, 51, 52, 53, 142, 500: To help speed up boarding times and to increase safety, passengers must tender the exact fare for their journey (in any number of coins or notes) and place it in a secured hopper to the left of the drivers cab. Bank notes must be shown unfolded to the driver, folded once and placed in the hopper. The driver is unable to give change.

A single flat fare is applicable on all services within the Expanded Greater Reading Urban Area.

The boundaries of the Expanded Greater Reading Urban Area are: Tower Close/Peppard Road, Wokingham Road/Three Tuns, Three Mile Cross, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (Wigmore Lane), Purley Post Office.

The fares charged are:

  Single Return Day
Adult 1.70 n/a 3.80
Child* 1.20 n/a 2.00
Group n/a n/a 7.00
Night 2.00*** n/a n/a
Dog** 0.50 n/a n/a

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Reading Area Easysaver 10 = 15.00
*    Child fares are not available after 2200-0429 (Travel Cards are still valid however)
**  Except accessibility dogs
*** Half price at 1 if you have a Busabout, weekly or longer ticket
Group =
Any four people - adults and/or children
Night =
11.30pm - 4.00am, return tickets are accepted by Reading Buses and NightTrack
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Easysaver 10 =
10 Journeys

Outside the Greater Reading Urban Area single and return fares are charged according to the distance travelled, and Network day tickets are also available. The boundaries of the Greater Reading Urban Area are: Peppard Road (Rose Hil / Tower Close), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning Halt, Sonning Fire Station, Loddon Bridge (The George), Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office.

 

Travel Cards

From June 2001

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First BeeLine drivers.

From 1st October 2002 until 4th January 2004

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First BeeLine drivers.

Type Adult Child Family
Reading Busabout (1day) 2.20 n/a 4.00
Network Busabout (1day) 5.00 3.50 10.00
Reading 8 Day 10.00** 6.50* n/a
Network Weekly 20.00 15.00* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
** 7 day version Available from the Travelshop for 8.50
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office. Includes services operated by First BeeLine in this area, and the weekly is also valid on services operated Arriva serving the Shires and Essex in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First BeeLine, Arriva serving the Shires and Essex and Stagecoach Hampshire Bus journeys on the 32/32A.
Family =
2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.

Other travel cards include the West Reading 8 day (7.00), East Reading 8 day (7.00), South Reading 8 day (5.00), the North Reading 8 day (5.00), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for passengers served by Reading Buses, but outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details you could visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 4th January 2004 until 4th October 2004

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 2.50 n/a 5.00
Reading Weekly 10.00 6.50* n/a
Network Weekly 20.00 15.00* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only

The Network Busabout (1 day) was discontinued from this date, and the travel shop weekly card was brought into line with the on-bus 8 day price. All 8 day cards (which were extended from 7 days when Readifare was introduced to allow a simple fare to be charged) were reduced back to 7.

Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office. Includes services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.
Group =
2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children.

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (7.00), East Reading Weekly (7.00), South Reading Weekly (5.00), the North Reading Weekly (5.00), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for passengers served by Reading Buses, but outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 4th October 2004 until 3rd October 2005

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 2.50 n/a 5.00
Reading Weekly 11.00 7.00* n/a
Network Weekly 20.00 15.00* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Calcot (Savacentre), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (7.50), East Reading Weekly (7.50), South Reading Weekly (5.50), the North Reading Weekly (5.50), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 3rd October 2005 until 9th October 2006

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 2.50 n/a 5.00
Reading Weekly 12.00 8.00* n/a
Network Weekly 20.00 15.00* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (8), East Reading Weekly (8), South Reading Weekly (6), North Reading Weekly (6), Thames Valley University Weekly (9), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 9th October 2006 until 15th October 2007

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 3.00 2.00 6.00
Reading Weekly 14.00 9.00* n/a
Network Weekly 25.00 17.00* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (8.50), East Reading Weekly (8.50), South Reading Weekly (7), North Reading Weekly (7), Thames Valley University Weekly (10), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 15th October 2007 until 7th July 2008

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group Off Peak Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 3.00 2.00 6.00 5.00
Reading Weekly 15.00 9.50* n/a n/a
Network Weekly 27.00 18.50* n/a n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (9), East Reading Weekly (9), South Reading Weekly (8), North Reading Weekly (8), Thames Valley University Weekly (11), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 7th July 2008 until 3rd November 2008

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group Off Peak Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 3.00 2.00 6.50 5.00
Reading Weekly 16.00 10.00* n/a n/a
Network Weekly 28.50 19.50* n/a n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A.
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (9.50), East Reading Weekly (9.50), South Reading Weekly (8.50), North Reading Weekly (8.50), Thames Valley University Weekly (12), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 3rd November 2008 until 31st May 2009

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group Off Peak Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 3.20 1.90 6.50 5.00
Reading Weekly 17.00 10.00* n/a n/a
Network Weekly 30.00 19.50* n/a n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire and Stagecoach in Hampshire service 32A / The Link.
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (10), East Reading Weekly (10), South Reading Weekly (9), North Reading Weekly (9), Theale Weekly (new from 20th April 2009 - 12), Thames Valley University Weekly (13), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

Until 17th May 2009 First tickets were valid across the whole network. From 18th May first tickets are only valid on route 17 between Central Reading and Three Tuns, on routes 63/64 between Central Reading and Cemetery Junction. This also applies to BAA Airport Travelcards, with the addition of all NightTrack services. There is also a separate arrangement to accept  First Madejski Park & Ride season tickets on route 4 between Central Reading and Reading International Business Park.

From 1st June 2009 until 5th April 2010

Reading Buses also offer a large number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, most of these being available from the driver on Reading Buses and Newbury Buses and from the Travel Shop. The Reading Weekly is also available from First Berkshire drivers.

Type Adult Child Group
Reading Busabout (1day) 3.50 1.90 6.50
Reading Weekly 17.00 10.00* n/a
Network Weekly 30.00 19.50* n/a
* Available from the Travelshop only
Reading =
Peppard Road (Rose Hill), Henley Road (County boundary), Sonning, Drome Path, Shinfield Road (Black Boy), Hartley Court Turn, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (The Green), Purley Post Office. Includes bus services operated by First Berkshire in this area.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The Network Busabout also includes all services operated by First Berkshire in the Reading area and Stagecoach in Hampshire journeys on "The Link".
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Other travel cards include the West Reading Weekly (11), East Reading Weekly (11), South Reading Weekly (10), North Reading Weekly (10), Theale Weekly (12), Thames Valley University Weekly (13), standard Monthly and Quarterly cards, Job Seekers cards, Overseas Student cards, plus a number of different cards for areas outside the Greater Reading Urban Area. For full details visit www.reading-buses.co.uk.

From 6th April 2010

Reading Buses also offer a number of travel cards depending on where you travel from, which offer very good value for money. Details of the main Travel Cards available are summarised below, day and weekly tickets are available from the driver, and weekly or longer tickers on smartcards which can be topped up at the Travel Shop, Great Knollys Street depot, online or at PayPoint outlets.

Type Adult Child Group
Simply Reading 1day 3.80 2.00 7.00
Simply Reading 7 day 13.00 10.00 n/a
Simply Reading 30 day 52.00 37.50 n/a
Simply Reading 90 day 154.00 105.00 n/a
Simply Network 1 day 8.00 5.00 15.00
Simply Network 7 day 19.50 15.00 n/a
Simply Network 30 day 78.00 56.00 n/a
Simply Network 90 day 231.00 158.00 n/a
 
Reading =
Tower Close/Peppard Road, Wokingham Road/Three Tuns, Three Mile Cross, Burghfield Road (Railway Bridge), Theale (Wigmore Lane), Purley Post Office.
Network =
All Reading and Newbury Buses services. The 1 day Network ticket also includes all services operated by First Berkshire in the Reading area, Stagecoach Hants & Surrey, and Stagecoach in Hampshire journeys on "The Link".
Off Peak =
Between 9.00am and 4.00pm Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

School Services

From 1st September 2008

A separate fares structure applies to schools services with the S-prefix.

Type Child with Readi-ID
Single 1.30
Return 2.50
7 Day School Plus 10.00

The School Plus ticket is also valid on all Reading Buses services within the Greater Reading Urban Area. Area B passes are also accepted.

 

DayTrack / GreenPark FastTrack

From Commencement of the Services until 4th October 2004

Type Adult
Single 1.00
Return 2.00
Fastsaver 12 10.00

From 4th October 2004 until 3rd October 2005

Type Adult Child/Concession*
Single 1.30 0.65
Return 2.30 1.15
Fastsaver 12 12.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Family 5 = 3.00
Fastsaver 12 = 12.00
Fastsaver 26 = 24.00
Fastsaver 40 = 36.00
Monthly Fastpass = 39.00
Quarterly Fastpass = 110.00
Annual Fastpass = 400.00
Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns

From 3rd October 2005 until 9th October 2006

Type Adult Child/Concession*
Single 1.30 0.65
Return 2.30 1.15
Fastsaver 12 12.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Family 5 = 3.50
Fastsaver 12 = 12.00
Fastsaver 26 = 24.00
Fastsaver 40 = 36.00
Monthly Fastpass = 39.00
Quarterly Fastpass = 110.00
Annual Fastpass = 400.00
Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns
 

From 9th October 2006 until ??

Type Adult Child/Concession*
Single 1.50 0.75
Return 2.50 1.25
Fastsaver 12 tbc n/a

*   With appropriate permit

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Family 5 = tbc
Fastsaver 12 = tbc
Fastsaver 26 = tbc
Fastsaver 40 = tbc
Monthly Fastpass = tbc
Quarterly Fastpass = tbc
Annual Fastpass = tbc
Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns

From ?? until 15th September 2008

Type Adult Child/Concession*
Single 1.60 0.80
Return 2.60 1.30
Family 5 (Return) 4.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 14.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 14.00
Fastsaver 26 = 30.00
Fastsaver 40 = 45.00
Monthly Fastpass = 44.00
Quarterly Fastpass = 123.00
Annual Fastpass = 448.00
Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns

From 15th September 2008 until 6th September 2009

Type Adult Child
Single 1.70 0.90
Return 2.80 1.40
Family 5 (Return) 4.30 n/a
Fastsaver 12 15.00 n/a

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 15.00
Fastsaver 26 = 32.20
Fastsaver 40 = 48.20
Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns

From 7th September 2009

Type Adult Child
Single 1.70 1.00
Return 3.00 1.50
Group Return 4.50 n/a
Fastsaver 12 15.60 n/a

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 15.60
Fastsaver 26 = 33.60
Fastsaver 40 = 50.20
Madejski Monthly Fastpass = 49.50
Madejski Quarterly Fastpass = 139.00
Group =
upto 5 people, max of 3 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 journeys for less than the price of 6 returns
 

 

NightTrack

From Commencement of the Services until 4th October 2004

Ordinary Travel Cards are not valid on services after 11.30pm, however special discounts are available for use on any NightTrack service. Books of 5 or 10 discounted tickets can be purchased in advance:

Nightsaver 5: 5 (Normal Price 10)
Nightsaver 10: 10 (Normal Price 20)

The Nightsavers are available from the Travel Shop, Civic Centre, Town Hall Information Centre, Reading University Students Union, The Oracle Information desk and all outlets displaying the NightTrack logo.

From 4th October 2004 until 3rd October 2005

Ordinary Travel Cards are not valid on services after 11.30pm, however special discounts are available for use on any NightTrack service. Books of 5 or 10 discounted tickets can be purchased in advance:

Nightsaver 5: 6.50 (Normal Price 11)
Nightsaver 10: 13 (Normal Price 22)

NightTrack single tickets can also be purchased from Reading's on street ticket machines for 1.30 (a saving of 90p after 11.30pm).

The Nightsavers are available from the Travel Shop, Civic Centre, Town Hall Information Centre, Reading University Students Union, The Oracle Information desk and all outlets displaying the NightTrack logo.

From 3rd October 2005

Ordinary Travel Cards are not valid on services after 11.30pm, however special discounts are available for use on any NightTrack service. Books of 5 or 10 discounted tickets can be purchased in advance:

Nightsaver 5: 6.50 (Normal Price 11)
Nightsaver 10: 13 (Normal Price 22)

NightTrack single tickets can also be purchased from Reading's on street ticket machines for 1.30 (a saving of 70p after 11.30pm).

The Nightsavers are available from the Travel Shop, Civic Centre, Town Hall Information Centre, Reading University Students Union, The Oracle Information desk and all outlets displaying the NightTrack logo.

From 21st November 2005

Ordinary Travel Cards are not valid on services after 11.30pm, however special discounts are available for use on any NightTrack service. Books of 5 or 10 discounted tickets can be purchased in advance:

Nightsaver 5: 7.50 (Normal Price 10)
Nightsaver 10: 15 (Normal Price 20)

NightTrack single tickets can also be purchased from Reading's on street ticket machines for 2.00.

The Nightsavers are available from the Travel Shop, Civic Centre, Town Hall Information Centre, Reading University Students Union, The Oracle Information desk and all outlets displaying the NightTrack logo.

 

FastTrack (Loddon Bridge)

From 1st October 2002

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From 4th January 2004 until 4th October 2004

Type Adult Concession*
Return 2.20 1.10
Family Return 3.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 11.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10
 

From 4th October 2004 until 2nd October 2005

Type Adult Concession*
Return 2.50 1.20
Family 5 (Return) 4.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 13.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10
 

From 3rd October 2005 until 30th July 2006

Type Adult Concession*
Return 2.50 1.20
Family 5 (Return) 4.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 13.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit

Family =
upto 5 people, max of 2 adults. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10
 

From 31st July 2006 until 5th August 2007

Type Adult Concession*
Return 3.00 1.50
Family 5 (Return) 5.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 15.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit, or child aged 5-15

Family =
upto 5 people, any age. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10
 

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 14.00
Fastsaver 26 = 30.00
Fastsaver 40 = 45.00

From 6th August 2007 until 30th March 2008

Type Adult Concession*
Return 3.10 1.50
Family 5 (Return) 5.00 n/a
Fastsaver 12 16.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit, or child aged 5-15

Family =
upto 5 people, any age. Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10
 

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 15.20
Fastsaver 26 = 32.60
Fastsaver 40 = 49.00

Fastsavers were previously valid on all FastTrack and DayTrack services. From 10th September FastTrack (Loddon Bridge) and DayTrack / FastTrack (Madejski Stadium) Fastsavers were separated because of the different prices charged for each.

From 31st March 2008 until 25th October 2009

Type Adult Concession*
Return 3.10 1.50
Family 5 (Return) 5.50 n/a
Fastsaver 12 16.00 n/a

*   With appropriate permit, or child aged 5-15

Family =
upto 5 people from 1 car (max 3 adults). Not available before 9.30am Monday - Friday.
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for the price of 10

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 17.40
Fastsaver 26 = 37.70
Fastsaver 40 = 58.00

From 26th October 2009

Type Adult Child Concession*
Peak Return 4.00 1.80 2.00
Off Peak Return 3.00 1.50 1.50
Peak Family 5 (Return) 6.50 n/a n/a
Off Peak Family 5 (Return) 5.00 n/a n/a
Fastsaver 12 21.00 n/a n/a

*   With appropriate permit

Peak =
before 1200 Monday-Friday school term time or 0930 school holidays
Off Peak =
from 1200 Monday-Friday school term time, or 0930 Monday-Friday school holidays, anytime Saturday
Family =
upto 5 people from 1 car (max 3 adults)
Fastsaver 12 =
12 trips for a reduced price

The following Smartcard saver fares are also available:

Fastsaver 12 = 21.00
Fastsaver 26 = 45.50
Fastsaver 40 = 69.95

 

Last Updated: 26-06-10

If you would like any further information, please contact me, I will be happy to help if I can, or visit the official Reading Buses website.

Bus Zone cannot accept liability for the correctness of the information on this page. This page is intended only as a guide and the relevant bus operator should be contacted to confirm details are totally up to date.