Newbury & District fares


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, Newbury & District 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 fares, click here.

For route 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:




7 day

30 day





on bus




*app only

Boost (18 & under)



7 day

30 day





on bus




route 103

There are also be graduated fares for route 103 for shorter journeys.

For route 103 fares, click here.

other fares

Tickets are 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 - £20 for up to four people to travel all day on weekdays before 9.30am (£15 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 passes

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, you can buy a special 'earlybird' ticket before 9.30am on weekdays with a valid concessionary pass - this includes all Newbury & District services plus jet black 1 (between Newbury and Colthrop Turn).

If boarding in the 'Urban' zone, this ticket can be bought for £1.50.

If boarding in the 'Rural' zone, this ticket can be bought for £2.

If using jet black 1, the ticket can only be bought between Newbury and Colthrop Turn and is only valid between those points. You cannot use it to travel past Colthrop Turn towards Reading. 

As long as your return journey starts after 9.30am, you should then return for free using your concessionary pass as normal. 


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.

mobile tickets 

You can buy your tickets in advance (or on the day!) using the Newbury & District app. Just search 'Newbury & District' in your app store to download for free.

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!