A big warm welcome to all new and returning students at the University of Reading! We know it can be daunting when you move to an area that you don't know but at Reading buses we are here to help you navigate around the town and take away the worry of how you will get to and from lectures....or the Students' Union!
You may have already noticed our buses while you've been out and about, they are colour-coded to match their destinations, this makes it easier for everyone to navigate our network.
You will mainly be using our claret buses, numbered 20, 20a and 21 which combine to give you an ultra frequent service between the University campus and the town centre. However, we also run lots of other routes across Reading that you may want or need to use in the future. To give you an idea of where you can go on, here is a map of our network.
You also need to know that when you travel on our buses, you will need the exact money as our drivers don't carry change - but you can avoid this hassle by getting a simplyUni smartcard. This can save you up to £5 on travel with us! Click here to find the best deal for you.
Our electric-hybrid powered clarets are predominately designed for students and staff at the University and combine to give you a service of up to every 7 minutes, meaning you can just turn up and go! All of these stylish buses run directly onto campus, so no need to worry about getting on the wrong bus! Our clarets also have free wi-fi for you to check your emails or tweet as much as you like whilst we take you to and from your campus!
Click on the route numbers below for your timetables.
There's loads of information in our university pages to help you get around - use the drop down list in the top navigation bar under 'university', or simply click on one of the links below to get started!
For more information about the University of Reading, please visit their website at www.reading.ac.uk