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Want cheaper travel? Under 19s get it so low, we named it just that - Solo!

Gone is the need to prove your age or educational status. We've got a much simpler system - Solo! It's the super way to gain your travel independence!

If you are under the age of 19, every time you get on the bus, just ask for a Solo ticket. Or, even better, get a Solo card online. This card is not an ID card, its simply a product for you to buy. You can get period passes or have one as a cashless card that you can put money on to pay for your journeys. You can buy and now top-up your Solo smartcard online, making it even easier to save! 
Please note, the 7 day Solo ticket is only available on a smartcard - this cannot be bought on-bus as a paper ticket.

Solo products and journeys are much cheaper than the normal adult fares - below are the prices for journeys made in the simplyReading area. Check out our on the bus fares page for fares outside the boundary:

   Single  Return   Day  7 Day  30 Day  90 Day
 Solo  £1.40*  Day  £2.30*  £11**  £40**  £110**
 Adult  £1.90  £3.60  £4.20  £14  £57  £155

Fares above shown from 6 October 2013

*Available to buy on bus.

**Only available on a Solo smartcard.

We reserve the right to ask older looking customers for identification from time to time. This scheme is designed for customers under the age of 19 only. 

You can buy all the Solo smartcard products online now. It's that simple.

Children under-5

Children less than 5 years of age may accompany any fare paying customer free of charge providing they do not occupy a seat required by a fare paying customer. A fare paying passenger may have up to 2 under-5s travelling with them for free - any additional children will be charged at the appropriate Solo rate. Where a child under 5 is accompanied by another child then either both pay the young persons' fare or one child should pay the adult fare and the other travel free – whichever is the cheaper option.