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Getting you to the match

We run lots of football buses to the Madejski Stadium to make sure that we can get you to the game on time. 
The fares for football buses are different from our core services, so our normal tickets and simplyBus smartcards will not work on them (although concessionary passes will). 

exciting changes for the 2015/16 season

For the 2015/16 season, we are bringing in some great changes, all designed to make it even better value to travel by bus to the match. 

fares frozen - again!

For the 4th year in a row, we have once again frozen our football fares. This means you will still pay the same price as when you caught the football bus in the 2010/11 season! 

restructured fare zones - more people pay less

In addition to the fares being frozen, we have also restructured our zones - with the Yellow Zone now becoming the Reading Zone and the Blue Zone becoming the Network Zone.
This restructure has allowed us to follow the simplyReading and simplyNetwork area of our routes, meaning more of you will now pay the lower rate for the bus to and from the match!
Check out the new zones for the route maps here.

park and ride for less on the F2

If you live outside of Reading, there's also great ways to save. Use the F2 park and ride shuttle at Shinfield Park and pay even less. The new fares for this year will help you enjoy the match even more knowing you have left your car away from the Stadium and saved money on your travel.
   single  return  group ticket
 adults  £2  £3.50  £7 (up to 4 people travelling together)
 Solo (under-19s)  £1.20  £1.70  

Football smartcards - coming soon

Perhaps the most exciting change this season is the introduction of the football smartcards - which will appear early in the new season. The smartcards will give you unlimited matchday travel within the Reading or Network Zones or on the F1 Shuttle buses, depending on which product you need. 
You will buy able to buy days in bulk to save you money and the smartcards will save you from having the exact change too! 
We will keep you updated with more information including prices in the near feature. Watch this space!

football return discontinued

Due to low usage, we have discontinued the 'football return' from the start of the season. However, once the smartcards are in place, these will give you even better value as they can be used all day and not just for a return journey! 

Network zone fares 

   single fare  return
 adult  £5.00  £6.00
 Solo (under-19s)  £3.00  £3.50

Reading zone fares

   single fare  return
 adult  £4.00  £5.00
 Solo (under-19s)  £2.50  £3.00

 F1 shuttle fares (Reading Station - Madejski)

   single fare  return
 adult  £3.50  £4.00
 Solo (under-19s)  £2.00  £2.50

F20 from Newbury to the Madejski

Find the section where your stop is to get your fare. There are separate fares on the F20 outside of the Reading zone - which now starts at Theale, The Crown.
For the F20 bus from Newbury, a variable fare stage is used due to the length of the journey. You can see the fares in the table below. 

between Newbury Bus Station and Piper's Way
   single fare  return
 adult  £7.00  £7.50
 Solo (under-19s)  £4.00  £4.50

between Colthrop Lane and Theale
   single fare  return
 adult  £6.00  £7.00
 Solo (under-19s)  £3.50  £4.00

Boxing Day games

If Reading FC are playing at home on Boxing Day, a surcharge is added to all the above fares.

Photos and logos courtesy of Reading Football Club.