younger people get a Boost with Reading Buses
A while ago, we realised that there were too many barriers stopping younger people from travelling with us - so we decided to do something about it and created Boost!
what is Boost?
Boost is our name for the range of tickets for younger people. If you are 18 & under, you can take advantage of cheaper fares on bus or online!
(It's worth mentioning though that if you are at the upper age range we do advise that you have some form of ID handy when buying a ticket on the bus (such as college ID) in case you are asked - otherwise you may have to pay full fare!)
Boost also allows 19-21 year olds in full time education at a local college or university (see list below) to benefit from lower fares. Boost is valid for:
- University of Reading (all students get Boost regardless of age - you will need to show university ID)
- University of West London (all students get Boost regardless of age - you will need to show university ID)
- Reading College
- UTC Reading
- Newbury College
- Bracknell and Wokingham College
- East Berkshire College
- Uxbridge College
- READ College
You must verify your valid ID from one of the places above on our app to be able to benefit from the Boost fares.
Extended Boost tickets are only available on the app and not from the driver!
Boost on Green Line 702 & 703
There are discounts for college and University students of any age on production of a valid 'Totum' NUS Extra card. If you are a university or college student you will need to verifyyour Totum card on our when buying Boost tickets. Boost tickets for students are only available on the app and not from the driver!
The use of the Totum card for Boost fares is only applicable on Green Line 702 and 703. Using Boost on buses on the rest of the Reading Buses network falls under the standard Boost conditions.