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If you are a student or member of staff at the University of Reading - we can save you time and money! Planning on buying a ticket on the bus? Remember that you will need the exact money as our drivers don't carry change. Our smartcards provide a solution to carrying change and they also save you money! When buying online, you will be asked for your university department so we can check you are really a student or member of staff! When buying at the bus shop in Reading, you must show your university ID to buy or top up products.

use the bus occasionally? Save with unisaver10

If you don't travel on our buses very often, you can still save £4 with our unisaver10 smartcard compared to the same fares bought on the bus. A unisaver10 will cost you £15* and you will get a smartcard with 10 single trips pre-loaded on. These trips will stay on your card until you use them and will never expire! If you're running low on trips, you can top-up this card online or in our friendly bus shop!  Click here to buy or top-up your unisaver10 now. You can now buy them in batches up to 40 too!
*£15 online price, £16 from the bus shop and on-bus top-ups.

use the bus a lot? Travel simplyUni for the best value!

Our simplyUni season tickets are the best option for staff and students who travel most days of the week. These smartcards make travel cheaper and give you unlimited travel within the simplyReading area.

Term smartcards:

 Autumn Term
21 Sept - 13 Dec 2015
 Spring Term
11 Jan - 27 Mar 2016
 Summer Term
18 Apr - 12 Jun 2016
 £112  £112 £81 

Academic Year:

 Academic Year
21 Sept 15 - 12 June 16

Annual Pass: 

 Annual Pass 
valid for 365 days

Click here to buy yours today!

An academic smartcard is valid for the academic year until 12 June 2016 including semester holidays.

An annual smartcard is valid for 365 days from date purchased.

Cash fares on the bus

These fares are valid across the simplyReading area only, click here for a full list of fares available. We don't offer student cash fares on the bus - order one of our smartcards to ensure you get the best prices in advance!



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If you're under 19, ask for the 'solo' fare.

How to buy & top up

It is quick and simple to buy or top-up any of our simplyUni smartcards. Here are your options: 

All year round

Online - save time and money: order or top-up now on our online shop.
Bus shop - pop in
to our friendly bus shop located in Broad Street Mall, Reading.