Newbury & District
With the current Coronavirus situation, we are monitoring how customer numbers are changing. At this moment in time, all Newbury & District services are operating to their normal timetables, except routes 1a and 1c which are on reduced timetables.
Route 103 has also had some minor amendments. Click here for the timetable.
If anything else changes, we will inform you both here and on our social media feeds. For details on Reading Buses and the Coronavirus, please click here.
The new timetables on routes 1a/1c run Monday to Saturday and started on Tuesday 14 April.
N&D goes temporarily cashless
From Wednesday 1 April, all Newbury & District routes temporarily stopped accepting cash to help limit the spread of the virus.
Welcome to information on Newbury & District!
Newbury & District is a name synonymous with public transport in West Berkshire since 1932. 85 years later we’re proud to be providing the very highest levels of service with modern buses and a small team of friendly drivers.
All our Kennections routes are now simply known as Newbury & District routes - you can check the timetables below and still find them on the Kennections app.
routes and times
Service 1a (circular - use service 1c for the opposite direction)
Thatcham Broadway > Westfield Road > Henwick Lane > West Berkshire Community Hospital > Newbury Wharf.
Newbury Wharf > West Berkshire Community Hospital > Lower Way > The Moors > Thatcham Broadway.
Service 1c (circular - use service 1a for the opposite direction)
Thatcham Broadway > The Moors > Lower Way > West Berkshire Community Hospital > Newbury Wharf
Newbury Wharf > West Berkshire Community Hospital > Henwick Lane > Westfield Road > Thatcham Broadway.
Service 1d now only operates one journey - please use jet black for direct buses between Newbury Wharf and Thatcham Broadway.
Thatcham Broadway > A4 > West Berkshire Community Hospital > A4 > Newbury Wharf.
Pigeons Farm > Greenham > Wash Common > Newbury Wharf
Hungerford > Inkpen > Newbury Wharf
Lambourn > Eastbury > Great Shefford > Stockcross > Speen > Newbury Wharf > Newbury Station
West Ilsley > East Ilsley > Hermitage > Chieveley > Newbury Wharf > Newbury Station
Greenham (Tesco) > Pigeons Farm > The Nightingales > Racecourse Road > Newbury Wharf
Newbury Racecourse > Newbury Wharf
Greenham Business Park > Tesco Triangle > The Nightingales > Wash Common > Chandos Road > Newbury Wharf
Newbury > The Oaks > Newbury College (103X Schooldays Only)
Newbury & District routes 1a, 1c and 103 are part of the ‘simplyNewbury & Thatcham’ area for day, 7 day and 30 day tickets which are available from the Reading Buses website, Kennections app and Reading bus shop in the Broad Street Mall, Reading. All our other buses will have varying single and return fares - ask the driver for your ticket. We also sell and accept West Berkshire Connect tickets which can be used on multiple buses in the local area. For full details on this, please visit the transport fares page on the West Berkshire Council website here.
routes 1a/1c/jet black
There will still be graduated fares for the 1a/1c and jet black for shorter journeys (and longer journeys on jet black!)
For route 1a/1c fares, click here.
For jet black fares, click here.
For journeys between Newbury and Thatcham Broadway on the 1a/1c/jet black and between Bishops Green and Newbury and service 103 the basic flat fares will be:
Boost (18 & under)
There will also be graduated fares for route 103 for shorter journeys.
For route 103 fares, click here.
The great news is that tickets will now be inter-available between Newbury & District and Reading Buses services.
You can buy and use Reading Buses tickets on services 1a & 1c and 103. Tickets include the simplyNetwork group ticket - £15 for up to four people to travel all day on weekdays before 9.30am (£10 after 9.30am on weekdays, all day weekends and school & public holidays) – valid on all Reading Buses services including Green Line (to Langley and Heathrow).
Concessionary pass holders can travel for free after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and public holidays..
For those wanting to travel earlier during the week, travel in the simplyNewbury & Thatcham area for £1 before 9.30am on weekdays with a valid concessionary pass - this includes all Newbury & District and Reading Buses services in that area.
Buses accept contactless payments.
Simply ask the driver for your ticket and, when prompted, simply tap your contactless bankcard on the reader until the machine beeps and a ticket is issued.
You can buy your tickets in advance (or on the day!) using the Kennections app.
Buy the ticket on your phone and then activate it when you need it (please note, single tickets have a 30 minute activation window). When you board the bus, simply scan the QR code on your screen on the reader.
dog day rover
Pay £1 and your four-legged friend can travel with you all day!
The Kennections app allows you to view timetables, see live departure times from your favourite stops and track buses on a live map. You can also plan journeys and buy tickets on your phone in advance.
Just search Kennections in the app or play store and download for free.
The Kennections app works just like the Reading Buses app - click here for more information.
All our buses have a wide, step free entrance, making them particularly suitable for wheelchair users, those with restricted mobility and passengers with pushchairs, lots of shopping and/or small children. We do not operate minibuses or crew buses on any of our services.
More information about these and other public transport services is available via the Council's Public Transport website.
Our buses are also available to hire; we offer a range of sizes with vehicles providing up to 86 seats, so please call 01635 33855 or email: [email protected] with your requirements.