Fares & Tickets

Buy Tickets
Already know what smartcard you want? Visit our online shop to buy or top-up.
On the day fares
Use cash, contactless or your mobile to pay on the bus.
Advance fares
Buy in advance online, from our shop, or on your mobile and save.

Looking for something else?

Football fares
Getting you to the match today
Reading Buses is proud to offer cheaper travel for those people who are out of work and actively seeking employment.
Park and Ride fares
Live outside of Reading? Our park & ride sites could be just the thing!
Rugby fares
Our buses run between Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium to get you to the match.
greenwave fares
Our greenwave service is run by Reading Buses on behalf of Reading Borough Council
evening & group tickets
Travelling as a group? Take a look at our cheaper group fare deals!
cheap singles
Find special single fares on your routes
Download our app
The new Reading Buses app gives you a one-stop shop for information and ticketing. Never worry about where your bus is again.
Qualifying Reading Borough residents are entitled to a pass allowing free travel on all local buses.