fare changes from Wed 1 Nov

8 months ago Thu 19th Oct 2023

Some of our fares will be changing from Wednesday 1 November. We have tried to hold as many fares as possible, but some fares are having to change. We are pleased to confirm that we will be continuing to offer the £2 single fare across our services until December 2023, following the extension of the UK government help for households scheme.

The other good news is that the prices of our All-Bus ticket, daysaver5s, 7 and 30 day tickets within the simplyReading zone will also remain the same.

Short-hop fares within Reading (eg. on bronze 11change by 10p to £1.60, Boost single tickets will become £2 and our 90 and annual simplyReading tickets will see small increases too. This does of course mean that the single ticket for both adults and Boost within Reading will be £2 – this is due to the Government funding keeping the adult ticket price down, whereas there is no funding for Boost (child) tickets.

Tickets for journeys outside of Reading (eg, simplyNetwork) will also see some increases as well, all of which are detailed below along with a full list of our revised fares from Wednesday 1 November. However, most of these changes are mitigated by the £2 single fare extension.

Tap on, tap off is coming

Our new tap on, tap off payment method also launches on Wednesday 1 November, offering an easier and faster way to pay; with tap on tap off adult tickets you just pay for what you use with tickets capped at the price of a day ticket for the area you are travelling in. To find out more click here.

simplyReading

The simplyReading area is where most of our buses run and is what most people think of as ‘Reading town”.

Adult fares

 

single

day

transfer

app

£2

£3.40 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

£3.30

on bus

£2

£3.50 (Reading* All-Bus ticket)

£3.30


*From 1 November until 31 December 2023, the Reading All-Bus adult day ticket will be capped at just £3 when using tap on, tap off.

Special on-bus singles

Little berries single: £1.30
Short-hop (eg. Southcote Road to town centre): £1.60

Group ticket

The Reading All-Bus group ticket will remain the same price - £5.50 off-peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday and all day weekends / Public Holidays) and £9 other times.

period tickets

The below tables show the tickets for our different zones. We have highlighted the prices that are changing in bold so you can see at a glance if your fare has changed.

 

7 days

30 days

90 days

365 days

app / online

£17

£63

£178

£680

bus shop

£19

£65

£188

£699

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

single

day

transfer

app

£2

£2.60 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

£2.50

on bus

£2

£2.80 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

£2.50

 

 

7 days

30 days

school term

365 days

App / online

£13

£50

£170

£499

bus shop

£14

£52

£180

£530


tickets for occasional travellers – buy in advance and save

These products are only valid in the simplyReading zone.

daysaver10 and boostsaver10

10 single journeys at a discounted price. Each time you travel it deducts one journey from your app or smartcard.

daysaver 5

Only available on our app, daysaver5 gives you five days' worth of unlimited travel for less. Use each day and when you want - unlike our period tickets you only use them one day at a time.

 

easysaver10

boostsaver10

daysaver5

app

£17

£16

£17

online

£17

£16

-

bus shop

£19

£17

-

simplyWokingham & Reading

The simplyWokingham & Reading zone covers buses between Wokingham & Reading, as well as including buses from Arborfield, Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Burghfield Common and Sonning Common.

Adult fares

 

all day

app

£6.50

on bus

£6.50

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

90 days

365 days

app / online

£22.50

£79

£237

£899

bus shop

£24

£85

£247

£920

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

all day

app

£4.90

on bus

£4.90

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

90 days

365 days

app

£17

£60

£213

£625

bus shop

£19

£62

£225

£660

daysaver5

The daysaver5 for this zone becomes £22.50 for five individual days travel (use whenever your want – does not run on consecutive days unless you want it to!)

simplyNetwork

This zone covers all our buses, except for the London line 702 into London. If you travel outside of one of the 'urban' zones (Reading, Newbury/Thatcham, Wokingham/Bracknell) then you will need to get a simplyNetwork ticket.

Adult fares

 

all day

app

£8.50

on bus

£8.50

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

90 days

365 days

app / online

£27

£95

£283

£1080

bus shop

£32

£100

£295

£1100

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

all day

app

£5.50

on bus

£5.50

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

school term

365 days

app / online

£20

£72

£250

£699

bus shop

£21

£75

£260

£740

daysaver5

The daysaver5 for this zone becomes £27 for five individual days travel (use whenever your want – does not run on consecutive days unless you want it to!)

simplyNewbury & Thatcham

The simplyNewbury & Thatcham zone covers jet black 1 (between Newbury Bus Station and Colthrop Lane).

Adult fares

 

all day

app

£4.80

on bus

£4.80

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

app/online

£16

£60

bus shop

£17

£60

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

all day

app

£3.50

on bus

£3.50

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

app/online

£13

£45

bus shop

£13

£45

daysaver5

The daysaver5 for this zone becomes £16 for five individual days travel (use whenever your want – does not run on consecutive days unless you want it to!)

simplyWokingham & Bracknell

The simplyWokingham & Bracknell area covers our leopard and lion routes in these areas. The boundary points are Robinson Crusoe on leopard 3 up to Wokingham and Drome Path/Cavendish Gardens on the lion 4/X4 all the way into Bracknell.

Adult fares

 

all day

app

£5.20

on bus

£5.20

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

90 days

365 days

app / online

£19

£67

£199

£760

bus shop

£20

£68

£210

£780

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

all day

app

£3.60

on bus

£3.60

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

school term

365 days

app / online

£14

£50

£179

£530

bus shop

£15

£52

£190

£560

daysaver5

The daysaver5 for this zone becomes £19 for five individual days travel (use whenever your want – does not run on consecutive days unless you want it to!)

simplySouthBracknell

The boundary points for the simplySouthBracknell zone is John Nike/Peacock Farm on the lion into Bracknell town centre.

Adult fares

 

all day

app

£4.10

on bus

£4.40

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

app /online

£15

£55

bus shop

£16

£58

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

all day

app

£3.10

on bus

£3.30

period tickets

 

7 days

30 days

app / online

£11

£41

bus shop

£12

£41

park & ride fares

Our park & ride fares apply to buses from both the Mereoak park & ride and Thames Valley park & ride site. Fares do not include parking which is charged per vehicle separately.

Adult fares

 

single

day

app

£2

£3.40 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

on bus

£2

£3.50 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

Boost fares (18s & under)

 

single

day

app

£2

£2.60 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

on bus

£2

£2.80 (Reading All-Bus ticket)

parking

Mereoak Park & Ride: £1 all day
Thames Valley Park & Ride: £1 per hour, capped at £4

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. Available online only.

parksaver 10

10 single trips

£26

parksaver 20

20 single trips

£50

parksaver 40

40 single trips

£97
 

Graduated fares

Graduated fares for journeys outside of Reading that cost below £2 can be found on our fare PDFs below:

jet black 1

lime 2 / 2a

leopard 3

lion 4

sky blue 15

pink 25

mereoak park & ride 600

the London Line 702

Flightline 703

Windsor Express fares

For details of fares on our Windsor Express routes - the London Line 702 and Flightline 703, click here.