Christmas timetables

Halloween is done, Bonfire night is a distant memory and the nights draw ever closer. It can only mean one thing - Christmas is well and truly on its way!

We have now finalised all our Christmas timetables for each route. Each of the Reading Buses routes is listed in the table below with a link to the summary of the service by day and then the special timetables for Boxing Day.

Reading Buses

route Christmas times
jet black Click here for the timetable
lime 2/2a Click here for the timetable
leopard 3/3b/10 Click here for the timetable
lion 4/X4 Click here for the timetable
emerald 5 Click here for the timetable
emerald 6/6a Click here for the timetable
tiger 7 Click here for the timetable
route 9 Click here for the timetable
bronze 11 Click here for the timetable
orange 13/14 Click here for the timetable
sky blue 15 Click here for the timetable
sky blue 16 Click here for the timetable
purple 17 Click here for the timetable
little oranges 19a/b/c Click here for the timetable
claret 21 Click here for the timetable
pink 22 Click here for the timetable
berry 23/25 Click here for the timetable
pink 25 Click here for the timetable
yellow 26 Click here for the timetable
Lower Cav Shuttle 27/29 Click here for the timetable
royal blue 33 Click here for the timetable
buzz 42 Click here for the timetable
Winnersh Triangle p&r Click here for the timetable
greenwave Click here for the timetable

The information below shows a brief summary of what is happening on our buses - in general. Click the links above for the full information on your service!

You can find Newbury & District (including Kennections) and Thames Valley Buses further down the page. 

Christmas Eve (Tues 24 Dec)

Generally, most buses are normal service with an early finish around 7/8pm. This is except emerald 5 and 6, purple 17, claret 21 and yellow 26 which have extra buses until around 11pm.
Our Connect Henley-on-Thames services are on normal service.

Christmas Day (Weds 25 Dec)

No buses - all our employees will be having a well earned rest!

Boxing Day (Thurs 26 Dec)

Most services will have a special service based on their public holiday times. Buses will run from around 9am until around 6pm.

There are no buses for our Connect Henley-on-Thames services.

Friday 27 Dec

Most services will run to their Saturday timetables. 
Our Connect Henley-on-Thames services are on normal service.

Sat 28 Dec

Most services will run to their Saturday timetables including greenwave, Buzz 42 and Connect Henley-on-Thames.  

Sun 29 Dec

Most services will run to their Sunday timetables including greenwave. 

Mon 30 Dec/Tues 31 Dec

Most services will run to their Saturday timetables. 

Our Connect Henley-on-Thames services are on normal service.

Weds 1 Jan 2020

Most services will be on their public holiday timetables. 

Thames Valley Buses

Thames Valley Buses in Slough and Windsor are now run by our sister company, Courtney Buses. 

You can find out the full information on their Christmas service here. The link will take you to the Courtney Buses website. 

Newbury & District (Kennections) 

The Newbury & District and Kennections services are run by our colleagues in Newbury. 

Christmas Eve (Tues 24 Dec)

All buses are running normal service.

Christmas Day (Weds 25 Dec)

No buses - all our employees will be having a well earned rest!

Boxing Day (Thurs 26 Dec)

No buses. 

Friday 27 Dec

All services will run to their normal timetables. 

Sat 28 Dec

All services will run to their normal timetables.

Sun 29 Dec

No buses. 

Mon 30 Dec/Tues 31 Dec

All services will run to their normal timetables. 

Weds 1 Jan 2020

No buses.