24th February

This Saturday 24 February, the Championship continues with the royals playing Derby County at the Madejski stadium (kick off 3pm). The royals have been off their game lately, winning only one match in their last six games.Derby County are flying ahead, currently sitting in 4th place in the league – although, if the Rams win against Reading, they will jump up to 3rd! Hopefully The Royals can make use of their home advantage to bag a win for Reading – make sure you arrive in plenty of time to show your support! 

Our normal network of football buses will be running to get you to and from the Madejski. Don't forget, kick off is at 3pm!


For most Bees fans arriving into the town centre (or Royals fans socialising before the game), your bus is the frequent F1 which leaves from the bottom of Station Hill - stop WS. Follow the hill down to the right from the front of Reading Station (left if you are looking at the Station itself!) and the stop is literally two minutes' walk away. 

Click here for a Google map highlighting the football buses stop.

If you live in Reading or the surrounding area we have a comprehensive network of football buses running. Click here for details

to the game on the F1

If you are getting to the match from Reading town centre, the F1 shuttle is the best way. Leaving from stop WS on Station Hill, the F1 shuttle is a non-stop service to the match. Buses will leave at frequent intervals from 1pm until 2.40pm (to ensure you get to the match on time at 3pm!)

from the game

From the Stadium, buses will set off from the full-time whistle with buses again running at frequent intervals. If you want to find out more about our football bus network, including times, click here. 


Below shows the fares for the F1 buses from Reading Town Centre. If you want to check out all the fares on our other football buses, head over to our football fares page here.

fares on the F1

It’s just £2 return for everyone for the F1 (£1 return for concessionary pass holders)! Please try and have the exact fare as our drivers don't carry change – although you can pay with contactless. If you want to check out all the fares on our other football buses, head over to our football fares page here

concessionary travel

Concessionary passes are only valid within the Wokingham Borough boundary - so you can scan your pass as normal on the way to the match. You will need to show it to the driver otherwise you may be asked to pay full fare. 

Returning from the stadium, concessionary pass holders will need to pay £1 on the return as the journey starts in the Reading Borough area.


Prices start from £20.00

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