Reading FC vs Swansea City

1 month ago Mon 9th Aug 2021

The Royals kick off their season with a first round tie in the Carabao Cup against Swansea City this Tuesday. Veljko Paunović will want his side to start the season strong to give confidence for a season that he will hope contains a battle for promotion. Kick off for this game is 8pm.

Buses to the game

We will not be operating the normal urban services to the match, but we will be running the F1 shuttle from Reading town centre and the F2 and F3 park & ride services from Shinfield Park and Mereoak. You can connect to the F1 in the town centre from any of the buses in our network.

Our full range of football buses, including the new routes from South of Reading, will begin from Saturday 14 August. 

F1 Reading town centre to the stadium

The F1 shuttle will run from around 6pm from Station Hill stop WS, running at regular intervals, with the last bus leaving for the stadium at 7.40pm.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving the stadium around 10.40pm.

F2 Shinfield Park to the stadium

The F2 shuttle will run from around 6.30pm from the bus stop at Shinfield Park by Wood PLC at regular intervals with the last bus leaving for the stadium at 7.45pm.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from ten minutes after the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving the stadium at 10.47pm. 

New F3 Mereoak park & ride to the stadium

The F3 shuttle now replaces the old greenwave 60f that used to be diverted on matchdays. This new service is entirely dedicated to the football meaning it is even easier to use to park and ride to the match and does not affect the running of the Mereoak park & ride service to the town.

The F3 shuttle will run from 6pm at regular intervals with the last bus for the stadium leaving at 7.45pm.

Returning from the stadium, buses will run from the final whistle at regular intervals with the last bus leaving at 10.44pm.

Fares

  adult return Boost (18 & under) return group
F1 £3 £3 N/A
F2/F3 £5 £2.50 £6

Fares on the F2 and F3 include parking.

Concessionary passes are not valid on football buses - pass holders can buy a return for £1.50 on the F1 or £2 on the F2 and F3 on production of a valid concessionary pass.