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School buses 2019/20

3 months ago Thu 22nd Aug 2019

We have made some changes to the way our school buses are run to make it easier for you to find the right route and right ticket. 

You can find your route below and see the map and timetables for your school. 

timetables and route maps for schools

We are delighted to be able to share the timetables and route maps for each school service. Click the links by the name of your school to download the map or timetable showing which buses run to the school.

The buses are generally the same as last year, but have been renumbered 80-92 to make it easier to find your service. We have also introduced new routes for Bohunt and Reading Girls' schools.

school timetables maps
Bohunt School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Bulmershe School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Denefield School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Highdown School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Little Heath School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Reading Girls' School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map
Theale Green School Click here for the timetable Click here for the map

Fares and tickets

The ticket you need will depend on where your school is and where you start/end your journey from!

If your journey is entirely in the simplyReading area, then you need a simplyReading ticket or pass. 

If your journey starts or ends in the simplyNetwork area, then you will need a simplyNetwork ticket or pass - if your school is in the simplyNetwork area (Bohunt, Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge and Theale Green) then you will definitely need a simplyNetwork ticket.

If you check the map for your school, it will show you where the fare boundaries are for that school to help you find the right ticket.

We have changed from the Silverstars passes to make things simpler and easier to use - and you get the bonus that period passes can be used on other services in the area for which they are valid. E.g. a simplyReading Boost annual ticket can be used on the school buses as well as on other services around Reading.

simplyReading Boost fares

Below is a table of the new fares for Reading from Monday 2 September. 

  single all day ticket 7 days 30 days  academic term 365 days  
on bus £1.50 £2.70 n/a n/a n/a n/a  
online n/a n/a £12 £45 £150 £395* buy now
app £1.50 £2.70 £12 £45 £150 £395 about the app
bus shop n/a n/a £12.50 £47 £160 £420 about the shop

Boostsaver 10 becomes £13 online and on the app and £14 at the Reading bus shop.

simplyNetwork Boost fares

Below is a table of fares for travelling on our wider network. The on bus prices are unchanged and vary by route in the simplyNetwork area.

  single all day ticket 7 days 30 days  academic term 365 days  
online n/a n/a £16 £61 £185 £495* buy now
app n/a £4 £16 £61 £185 £495 about the app
bus shop n/a n/a £17 £63 £195 £525 about the shop
Direct Debit for annual Boost passes now available*

The Annual tickets are available to buy online in 10 monthly instalments to help spread the cost of our best value ticket. Just select this option on checkout - your first Direct Debit payment will be taken approximately 3-5 days after you purchase the pass. The pass itself will be sent to you within 5 working days and will start from when you receive it in the post.

To help you spread the cost of your child's travel to and from school, you can buy an annual simplyReading or simplyNetwork Boost pass via Direct Debit online. 

Simply choose your product, fill out your child's details (and then yours as the person paying) and then select Direct Debit on the payment page. Please note, Direct Debit is only available online for annual passes and cannot be used for termly or other period tickets.

The Direct Debit is taken 10 monthly instalments with the first payment approximately 3-5 days after you purchase the pass. The pass itself will be sent to you within 5 working days and will start from when you receive it in the post.

Please ensure that you choose carefully when to buy your pass to ensure that you receive the card when you want and that there are appropriate funds in your account when the payments are due to be taken. 

other schools

We also runs buses on our main network (and the buses above) to the following schools: Abbey School, St Joseph’s College, Kendrick School, Blessed Hugh Faringdon, John Madejski Academy, Maiden Erlegh School (Earley and Reading), Prospect School, Reading College, Reading School, UTC Reading, The Wren School and Waingels College. We also serve Willink School amongst many others in the simplyNetwork zone.

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