Since last season we have tried to keep the buses the same as last season so that you can just carry on getting the same buses at the same times.
We have however changed a couple of the services that weren't quite working!
Routes with changes:
F21 - This service has been given a lot more time to get to the stadium to make sure that you don't miss the match!
F30 - This service has a slightly amended route near the stadium as we were getting feedback that, especially back from the match, the bus was getting caught up in traffic.
The rest of the buses are the same!
For both the above changes, let us know if they make a difference!
We have frozen the football fares for the second year running! That means you won't be paying out anymore than last season, or the season before! You can see a list of the fares below or by visiting our football fares page.
We are delighted to announce the introduction of the 'Football Return' ticket, designed for fans who want to meet up with friends in the town centre before and after the match. Available to buy on your normal non-football bus (not for sale on football buses), the ticket gives you travel into Reading on your normal bus (e.g. pink 24) where you can then transfer onto the F1 to get to the stadium. You can then travel back from the stadium on the F1 and then back home on your normal bus (e.g. pink 24).
This ticket can also be used for travel on scarlet 9 and the F2 from Shinfield Park.
Adult - £6
Solo - £3.50
To view a timetable of your football bus please click on the route names or the individual footballs below.
Download the full match day services pdf
Fares frozen from last season!
The fares for the football services are exactly the same as last season and are listed below
Reading Urban services F10 - F14, F20 - F24, F30 - F33 (within the simplyReading)
Blue Zone - Adult single £5.00, Child single £3.00, Adult return £6.00, Child return £3.50.
Yellow Zone - Adult single £4.00, Child single £2.50, Adult return £5.00, Child return £3.00.
Services F1 and F2 (Reading Old Bus Station Shuttle and Shinfield Park - Park and Ride Shuttle)
Adult single £3.50, Child single £2.00, Adult return £4.00, Child return £2.50.
Service F20 (Newbury to Reading)
Newbury Bus Station to Pipers Way
Adult single £7.00, Child single £4.00, Adult return £7.50, Child return £4.50
Colthrop Lane to Theale
Adult single £6.00, Child single £3.50, Adult return £7.00, Child return £4.00
Calcot Sainsbury's to Madejski Stadium (yellow zone)
Adult single £4.00, Child single £2.50, Adult return £5.00, Child return £3.00
Exact fare only please, as our drivers do not carry change
Concessionary Pass Holders may travel free on football services on production of a valid pass
Reading Buses Period Tickets
These are not valid on any of the football services.
These are not available on the football services.
A £1.00 surcharge will apply to all fares when Reading FC play at home on Boxing Day.