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Christmas timetables

4 days ago Fri 7th Dec 2018

It's what you have all been waiting for - our full Christmas timetables!

Below is all the information that you need for your buses over the Christmas and New Year period for Reading Buses services. You can also find the service levels for the Connect Henley-on-Thames services below.

Kennections will all follow shortly.

All services return to normal from Wednesday 2 January 2019.

general service levels

The below table shows the general service pattern that most services will follow between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. 

  General service summary
Mon 24 December Monday to Friday service with buses finishing around 8pm
Tues 25 December No buses
Wed 26 December Generally a special service between 9am and 6pm
Thurs 27 December Saturday service
Fri 28 December Saturday service
Sat 29 December Saturday service
Sun 30 December Sunday service
Mon 31 December Saturday service
Tues 1 January Public holiday service

 route-by-route timetables 

Find your route below and click the link for a PDF of the Christmas and New Year times for your service! Each PDF will show a summary day-by-day table, a table of last buses on Christmas Eve and, where applicable, the Boxing Day special timetable!

Route timetable
jet black 1 Click here for your jet black Christmas times
lime 2 Click here for your lime 2/2a Christmas times
leopard 3/3b/10a Click here for your leopard Christmas times
lion 4/X4 Click here for your lion Christmas times
emerald 5 Click here for your emerald 5 Christmas times
emerald 6 Click here for your emerald 6 Christmas times
the tiger 7 Click here for your tiger 7 Christmas times
route 9 Click here for your route 9 Christmas times
bronze 11 Click here for your bronze 11 Christmas times
orange 13 and 14 Click here for your orange 13 & 14 Christmas times
sky blue 15 Click here for your sky blue 15 Christmas times
sky blue 16 Click here for your sky blue 16 Christmas times
purple 17 Click here for your purple 17 Christmas times
the little oranges 19a/b/c Click here for your little oranges Christmas times
claret 21 Click here for your claret 21 Christmas times
pink 22 Click here for your pink 22 Christmas times
berry 23 and 24 Click here for your berry Christmas times
pink 25 Click here for your pink 25 Christmas times
yellow 26 Click here for your yellow 26 Christmas times
royal blue 33 Click here for your royal blue 33 Christmas times
buzz 42 Click here for your buzz 42 Christmas times
Winnersh Triangle p&r Click here for your park & ride Christmas times
greenwave Click here for your greenwave Christmas times

group ticket at Christmas

Don't forger that at Christmas, it’s even cheaper to travel with us, with simplyReading group tickets just £6 for up to 4 people, any combination of kids and adults! Perfect for families and friends.

The group ticket is just £6 from 14 December - 7 January inclusive*. 

*the simplyReading group ticket is normally priced £9 outside of these dates on weekdays before 6pm. £6 offer is also available on weekdays after 6pm and all day weekends and public and school holidays

Connect Henley-on-Thames

The below table shows the day-by-day service level for the Connect Henley-on-Thames services. To find the Monday to Friday service levels, simply go to our routes and times page!

  Connect Henley
Mon 24 December Monday to Friday service
Tues 25 December No buses
Wed 26 December No buses
Thurs 27 December Monday to Friday service
Fri 28 December Monday to Friday service
Sat 29 December No buses
Sun 30 December No buses
Mon 31 December Monday to Friday service
Tues 1 January No buses
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