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Football Buses

Times and fare information for the 2014/15 season

The new season is nearly upon us. You know what that means - the Royals are back! You'll be pleased to hear that there are no changes to routes or times this season. The even better news is that fares are frozen too!

Changes to F1 stop in Central Reading

There will be a change to the F1 stop in town this season once the South West Interchange is open. Please note - until this is open, your F1 will continue to use the Old Bus Station. We'll let you know as soon as it's open.


We have frozen the football fares for the third 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.

Football Return

The 'Football Return' ticket is still available to buy this season. It's ideal 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.

 F1 - Reading Old Bus Station 

 F12 - Emmer Green & Caversham

 F21 - Norcot

 F30 - Twyford

 F2 - Shinfield Park - Park & Ride

 F13 - Caversham Park

 F22 - Tilehurst

 F31 - Woodley Airfield

 F10 - Sonning Common

 F14 - Henley-on-Thames

 F23 - Theale & Pangbourne

 F32 - Woodley

 F11 - Emmer Green

 F20 - Newbury Bus Station

 F24 - Purley

 F33 - Lower Earley






      Find your route on our route map


Download the full match day services pdf

Fares frozen again!

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

Concessionary Pass Holders may travel free on football services on production of a valid pass

Reading Buses Period Tickets & Day Tickets

These are not valid on any of the football services.

Boxing Day 

A £1.00 surcharge will apply to all fares when Reading FC play at home on Boxing Day.