Park and Ride fares

We serve four park and ride sites - Mereoak, Thames Valley, Winnersh Triangle and Coppid Beech. You can find all your fares for these buses below.

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

hospital park & ride 300

Running Monday to Friday between 6am and 7pm, our hospital park & ride 300 service links the Royal Berkshire Hospital with the Mereoak and Thames Valley park & ride sites. For timetables and a route map, click here

Winnersh park & ride 500

Running Saturdays only, our Winnersh park & ride 500 service provides a fast and frequent connection to Central Reading up to every 20 minutes during the day. For timetables and a route map, click here.

Mereoak park & ride 600 / 650

Running Monday to Saturday, our mereoak park & ride 600 service provides a fast and frequent connection to Central Reading up to every 15 minutes during the day. For timetables and a route map, click here.

From Sunday 3 December, our new Mereoak park & ride 650 route provides an hourly service between Central Reading and Mereoak park & ride via Green Park on Sundays only.

lion 4 / X4

Running daily, our lion 4 / X4 services provide a fast and frequent connection to Wokingham town centre and Bracknell town centre up to every 20 minutes during the day. For timetables and a route map, click here.

car parking charges

At each site, there is a nominal parking charge. This is included in the price of some products and tickets. If your ticket does not include parking, you will need to buy parking separately from either the driver at Mereoak and Winnersh or from a machine at Thames Valley and Coppid Beech. These are:

  • Mereoak - £1 (purchase from the driver)
  • Thames Valley - £1 per hour capped at £4 (purchase from the machines provided)
  • Winnersh Triangle - £1 (purchase from the driver)
  • Coppid Beech -  £1.50 for up to 4 hours, £3.00 for over 4 hours (purchase from the machines provided)

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.

park and ride fares

from Mereoak park&ride

All the fares below are fares from the park & ride to Central Reading or the Royal Berkshire Hospital. If you are travelling elsewhere or coming from Reading to Mereoak, other fares may apply. 

buy from the driver

 

 single

 all day

 adult

 £2.00

 £3.50

 Boost (18 & under)

 £2.00

£2.80

The all day ticket is issued as a Reading All-Bus ticket allowing travel on all services inside the simplyReading zone as well on other operators too. Fares are cheaper on our app.

Fares do not include parking.

group tickets - any 4 people

up to 4 people travelling together - unlimited day travel for any combination of adults & children. £5.50 off peak after 9.30am and all day weekends and public holidays. £9 at all other times.

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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 at Mereoak park&ride.

 parksaver 10

 10 single trips 

 £26.00

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 parksaver 20

 20 single trips

 £50.00

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 parksaver 40

 40 single trips

 £97.00 

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from Thames Valley park&ride

All the fares below are fares from the park & ride to the Royal Berkshire Hospital or Christchurch Green (for the Univeristy of Reading).

buy from the driver

   single all day
 adult  £2.00 £3.50
 boost (18 & under)  £2.00  £2.80

The all day ticket is issued as a Reading All-Bus ticket allowing travel on all services inside the simplyReading zone as well on other operators too. Fares are cheaper on our app.

Fares do not include parking

group tickets - any 4 people

up to 4 people travelling together - unlimited day travel for any combination of adults & children. £5.50 off peak after 9.30am and all day weekends and public holidays. £9 at all other times.

Winnersh Triangle park&ride

All the fares below are fares from the park & ride to Central Reading.

buy from the driver

 

 single

 return

 adult

 £2.00

 £4.00

 Boost (18 & under)

 £1.50

£2.80

These tickets are valid on the lion 4/X4 from Reading should you wish to return later than the last Winnersh Triangle park&ride 500 bus.

Fares do not include parking which can be brought on the bus for £1.

family 5 ticket

up to 3 adults and 2 children travelling together can purchase a special family 5 ticket. Price at £8, this ticket also includes parking.

Coppid Beech park&ride

for journeys to Wokingham

buy from the driver

 

 single

 return

 adult

 £2.00

 £4.00

 Boost (18 & under)

 £2.00

£4.00

You can also use our simplyWokingham and Bracknell tickets as well as simplyNetwork tickets.

Fares do not include parking which needs to be purchased at the machines before travelling.

family 5 ticket

up to 3 adults and 2 children travelling together can purchase a special family 5 ticket. Price at £6.60, this ticket does not include parking. This ticket is only avaliable after 9.30 am or all day weekends and public holidays.

for journeys to Bracknell

buy from the driver

 

 single

 return

 adult

 £2.00

 £4.00

 Boost (18 & under)

 £2.00

£4.00

You can also use our simplyWokingham and Bracknell tickets as well as simplyNetwork tickets.

Fares do not include parking which needs to be purchased at the machines before travelling.

family 5 ticket

up to 3 adults and 2 children travelling together can purchase a special family 5 ticket. Price at £8, this ticket does not include parking. This ticket is only avaliable after 9.30 am or all day weekends and public holidays.