Football fares

Season 2021/22

The fares for football buses are different from our normal services, so you need to buy football specific tickets - normal tickets and passes are not valid. If paying cash, please have the exact fare - our drivers don't carry change.

For timetables and further information on our matchday services click here.

Concessionary passes

These are only valid within the Wokingham Borough Council, Oxfordshire and Bracknell Forest Council boundaries - so your travel is free to the stadium, but the return journey must be paid for.

The fares for concessionary pass holders are as follows:

  F1 shuttle park & ride urban services F51-54
single £1 £1 £1 N/A
return £1.50 £2 £2 £2

Reading Station to the Stadium - F1 shuttle

Special fares part-subsidised by Reading FC!

   single fare  return
 adult  £2  £3
 under-19s  £2  £3

buy on the bus - cash or contactless

Reading zone fares

If getting on the bus within the Reading zone, your fares are below.

   single fare  return
 adult  £4.00  £5.00
 under-19s  £2.50  £3.00

Network zone fares

If you get on the bus outside of the Reading zone, you will need to pay these fares.

   single fare  return
 adult  £5.00  £6.00
 under-19s  £3.00  £3.50

park and ride (F2 Shinfield Park/F3 Mereoak p&r)

   single  return  group ticket
 adults  £3  £5  £6 (up to 5 people travelling together - max 3 adults)
 under-19s  £1.50  £2.50  

New F51-F54 routes

There are flat return fares on the new F51-F54 routes.

  return
adult £6.50
under-19 £3.50
family (1-2 adults & up to 3 children) £15
concessionary £2

buy online in advance - save time and money

No need for you to carry cash and worry about the exact fare again. Our simplyMatchday smartcards give you all day travel on football match days including non-football buses (except F1 shuttle smartcards). They’re easy to order and the more travel you buy, the more money you save! Buy your simplyMatchday smartcard here

simplyMatchday Shuttle

Valid all day on the F1 matchday shuttle only.

  5 days 10 days 20 days  
adult £10 £20 £40 buy now
under-19s £10 £20 £40 buy now

simplyMatchday Reading

All day travel on all buses in the simplyReading area including all football buses.  

  5 day 10 days 20 days  
adult £25 £47.50 £90 buy now
under-19s £15 £28.50 £54 buy now

simplyMatchday Network

All day travel on all buses in the simplyNetwork area including all football buses.  

  5 day 10 days 20 days  
adult £30 £57 £108 buy now
under-19s £17.50 £33.25 £63 buy now

Boxing Day games

If Reading FC are playing at home on Boxing Day, a surcharge is added to all the above cash fares.