Park and Ride fares

We have two main park and ride sites at Winnersh Triangle and Mereoak. You can find all your fares for these buses below.

For timetable and location information on the park and rides themselves, click here

car parking charges

At each site, there is a nominal parking charge. This is included in the price of some product and tickets. If your ticket does not include parking, you must buy a parking ticket from the bus driver. These are:

  • Winnersh Triangle - £1
  • Mereoak - £1

Concessionary pass holders

If you have a concessionary 'free' bus pass, you can use the buses for free (according to the terms of the local authority that you are travelling in), but you must buy a parking ticket from the driver at the price stated above. 

Winnersh Triangle park&ride

parking

Parking is included in most bus tickets, but you do need to register your car using the machines by the bus stop (please note, the machines away from the bus stops are for people parking but not using the bus). Pay on the bus - see below for your fares. If your bus ticket does not include your fare, you will need to pay for this on the bus. 

The car park at Winnersh Triangle is owned and managed by Wokingham Borough Council, so if you have any questions or issues with the car park, please call their customer care team on 0118 974 6000. 

Missed the last bus? Winnersh Triangle tickets and passes are valid on the lion 4/X4 which runs near the park and ride until after 11pm at night.

peak time fares - Monday to Friday before 9.30am

   single  day return
 adult  £3.70  £4.70
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £2.00

off-peak fares - Monday to Fridays after 9.30am and all day Saturdays

   single  day return
 adult  £3.00  £4.00
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £1.60

Off peak group return - after 9.30am

Up to five people (maximum of three adults) can travel on one ticket, including parking for one car, for just £7.

2 together p&r - before 9.30am

Two people travel together and includes parking for one car for just £7.

parksaver multi-trip smartcards - buy online in advance and save

The parksaver tickets include parking. Parksaver tickets can only be used on park & ride buses - but can be used at both sites.

 parksaver 10  10 single trips   £22.00 buy now
 parksaver 20  20 single trips  £42.00 buy now
 parksaver 40  40 single trips  £82.00  buy now

Bus fares from town to Winnersh Triangle

If you are coming from Reading to Winnersh Triangle to work or for a meeting, then you will not need to pay for parking.

peak time fares - before 9.30am Monday to Friday

   single   day return 
 adult  £2.70  £3.70
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £2.00

off peak fares - after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday

   single  day return
 adult  £2.00  £3.00
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £1.60

Mereoak park and ride fares

buy from the driver

   single  day return  all day
 adult  £2.50*  £4.50  £5
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.50*  £2.20*  £2.70*
*does not include parking

special offers - include parking

2 together

Buy before 9.30am Monday to Friday only. Valid for two people with one car for only £7.

family 5

Buy after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday just £7. Valid for up to 5 people maximum 3 adults.

buy online in advance and save

The parksaver tickets include parking - when you scan your smartcard on the bus, the ticket machine will print you a ticket with your QR code on that allows you to exit the site. Parksaver tickets can only be used on park & ride buses - but can be used at both sites.

 parksaver 10  10 single trips   £22.00 buy now
 parksaver 20  20 single trips  £42.00 buy now
 parksaver 40  40 single trips  £82.00  buy now