Park and Ride fares

A Winnersh Triangle park and ride bus

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

Bus fares from the park and ride include your parking. The ticket has a barcode printed onto it that can be scanned to exit the car park - so make sure you keep your ticket safe!

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 - the barcode on your ticket allows you to exit the car park at any time on the day of issue.

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

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 smartcard allows you to buy single journeys in bulk in advance at a discounted rate - and includes the price of your parking. Parksaver cards will only issue you with a ticket on journeys from the park and ride to give you the barcode to scan at the barrier to leave the site.  

 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

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.

simplyPark&Ride 7 day (aka simplyNetwork plus parking)

If you use the park and ride but then need to change buses in Reading, our simplyPark&Ride 7 day is for you. Buy from the driver for £25 - includes the price of parking. 

Mereoak park and ride fares

buy from the driver

   single  day return  all day
 adult  £2*  £4.00  £4.50
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.30*  £2.00*  £2.50*
*does not include parking

greensaver 12 

A paper ticket with 12 single trips bought in bulk. £20. This ticket 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 £6.

family 5

Buy after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday just £5.50. Valid for up to 5 people maximum 3 adults.

buy online in advance and save

mereoak parksaver 10 10 single trips £19.30 buy now
mereoak parksaver 20 20 single trips £38.30 buy now
mereoak parksaver 40 40 single trips £75.50 buy now