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Below is a list of all our 'special offers' that you can buy on bus. These offers are designed to help save you money when travelling.

Cheap group ticket 

£6 for four people - Saturdays, Sundays, Evenings and Public & School Holidays*

  • Four people - any combination of adults and children
  • Travel all day - in the simplyReading area.  Buy your ticket from the driver
  • Saturdays, Sundays, evenings after 6pm, Public Holidays and School Holidays
  • just £6 (the normal price of £9 will apply on Mondays to Fridays before 6pm, except School Holiday* dates listed below and on Public Holidays)
*£6 price applies every evening after 6pm and all day on weekends and public holidays as well as the following dates designated as School Holidays: 
Saturday 16 December 2017 to Monday 8 January 2018.
Friday 9 to Monday 19 February 2018
Please note, the £6 offer does not apply during inset days. Group ticket not valid on 'special services' including, but not limited to football and rugby buses.

cheap single on emerald routes (and service 7)

If you travel on emerald 5, 6 and 6a or route 7 (within the simplyReading area) there is a special cheap adult single on these buses of just £1.70 - saving you 30p against the standard adult single of £2. 

short-hop fares - just £1.30

We have lots of places on our network where if you travel locally, it's just £1.30. Have a look at the table below to find your special short-hop zone!

£1.30 to town - all the journeys below are just £1.30 between the stops shown and Central Reading:

 valid from

 valid to


 Southcote Road (Beefeater)  Central Reading  
 Morgan Road (Kendrick Road)  Central Reading
 Brunswick Hill (Reading West Station)  Central Reading
 Caversham Library  Central Reading
 Whitley Street  Central Reading  

other £1.30 fares
 valid from  valid to  buses
 Central Reading  Royal Berkshire Hospital
 London Road/The Drive  Anywhere in Woodley
 Earley Gate  Anywhere in Woodley
 Kendrick Student Village  University of Reading campus
 Calcot Sainsbury's  Swanholm Gardens or Greenwood Road
 Turnham's Farm (Bitterne Avenue)  Tilehurst Triangle