Advance Tickets

Simply smarter, faster and cheaper

What is simplyBus?

simplyBus is a smartcard that makes it even simpler to pay for, and save money on bus travel with Reading Buses. Instead of buying paper tickets when you get on the bus, you buy tickets online in advance.

save money

Getting the best value fare is simple with a simplyBus card. For regular travellers you can buy tickets for 7, 30 or 90 days or a pass for the whole year and for occasional use you can get a 10-trip easysaver10 ticket, and it’ll be ready to use within 24 hours when you top up online*.

simply faster

no more fumbling for the exact money, just touch & go *

simply smarter

buy online when it suits you and it’s ready to use the next day *

buy and top up online

you’re simply smarter - buy your simplyBus card

need help?

Call our friendly customer services team on 0118 959 4000 and they’ll help you decide what’s the best simplyBus card for you

* We recommend leaving 24 hours between buying your ticket online and using it on the bus, however in most cases you can top up by 9pm the night before you want to use your ticket and it’ll be ready to touch & go the next day. If you don’t already have a card, your first card bought online will arrive by post within 5 working days.