About Reading Buses

You may be familiar with our brightly coloured buses, but you may not be aware of our history and our success story.

We’re proud to have been transporting customers in and around Reading for over 100 years. Yes, there’s a lot of history but we’re committed to giving you a quality bus service with a strong focus on customer service and innovation. Along with our owners, Reading Borough Council (RBC), we’re successfully reducing car dependency for access to the area, both for visitors and residents.

It is this approach which has made us a success story. Just under 70% of our fleet of 168 buses is now very environmentally-friendly and includes 31 hybrid, 57 gas and 24 EuroVI diesel buses, so we’re dramatically improving the air quality for all Reading’s people too. With free wifi & many USB charging points available on our buses we are making sure our customers can stay connected too!

Our fleet

At Reading Buses we have one of the most modern fleets of single and double deck buses in the country.

Maintenance is carried out by our own team of skilled engineers at our premises in Great Knollys Street. This allows us both to maintain the highest quality standards and to ensure our vehicles are on the road, not awaiting repair or checks.

Fleet list

You may be interested to see more details of our current fleet.

Download your fleet list pdf with Registration, Chassis, Engine, Body numbers etc. The list is current as of May 2018. You'll need to have Acrobat Reader loaded onto your PC.