Advance fares

If you are going to be travelling a lot on our buses, the easiest, and cheapest, way of buying is in advance. You can buy smartcards online or at the bus shop in the Broad Street Mall, Reading, or for the tech-savvy, why not buy tickets on your mobile using our app?

The ticket you need will depend on the area you travel in and the length of ticket you need.

For more information on smartcards and period tickets and how they work click here.

simplyReading

The simplyReading area is where most of our buses run - it's basically what most people would think of as 'Reading town.' If you travel outside of Reading, scroll down (or click the links) to see our other fare zones - simplyNetwork, simplyNewbury & Thatcham, simplyWokingham & Bracknell and simplyBracknell.

Click here for a map of the simplyReading zone.

adult fares

 

7 days

30 days 

90 days

365 days

 

online

£17

£63

£178

£680

buy now

app

£17

£63

£178

£680

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bus shop

£19

£65

£188

£699

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Boost fares (18s & under)

Click here for information on Boost including terms and conditions of use

 

7 days

30 days

school term

365 day

 

online

£13

£50

£170

£499

buy now

app

£13

£50

£170

£499

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bus shop

£14

£52

£180

£530

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saver 10s - for occasional travellers

A product that gives you 10 single journeys at a discounted price. Each time you travel it deducts one journey from your smartcard. There's no expiry* so it's perfect for occasional travellers. These products are only valid in the simplyReading zone.

 

easysaver 10

boostsaver 10

 

online

£17

£16

buy now

bus shop

£19

£17

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app

£17

£16

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*please note the ticket will only be valid for one year on the app

simplyWokingham & Reading 

The simplyWokingham & Reading zone covers buses between Wokingham & Reading, but also includes buses from Arborfield, Shinfield, Spencers Wood, Burghfield Common and Sonning Common. For customers in these areas who travel to and from Reading, this means you don't need to buy a simplyNetwork ticket (unless you are travelling elsewhere of course!)

adult

 

all day

7 day

30 day

90 day

365 day

adult (app/online)

£6.50

£22.50

£79

£237

£899

adult (bus shop)

n/a

£24

£85

£247

£920

Boost

 

all day

7 day

30 day

term pass

365 day

Boost (app/online)

£4.90

£17

£60

£213

£625

Boost (bus shop)

n/a

£19

£62

£225

£660

simplyNetwork

Simply put, the simplyNetwork zone covers all our buses! If you travel outside of one of the 'urban' zones (Reading, Newbury/Thatcham, Wokingham/Bracknell) then you will need to get a simplyNetwork ticket.

adult fares

 

7 days

30 days 

90 days

365 days

 

online

£27

£95

£283

£1080

buy now

app

£27

£95

£283

£1080

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bus shop

£32

£100

£295

£1100

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Boost fares (18s & under)

Click here for information on Boost including terms and conditions of use.

 

7 days

30 days

school term

365 day

 

online

£20

£72

£250

£699

buy now

app

£20

£72

£250

£699

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bus shop

£21

£75

£260

£740

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simplyNewbury & Thatcham

The simplyNewbury & Thatcham zone covers jet black 1 (between Newbury Bus Station and Colthrop Lane). There are special discounted fares for 7 and 30 day tickets in this zone at the moment!

adult fares

 

7 days

30 days 

 

online

£16

£60

buy now

Boost fares (18s & under)

Click here for information on Boost including terms and conditions of use.

 

7 days

30 days

 

online

£13

£45

buy now

simplyWokingham & Bracknell

The simplyWokingham & Bracknell area covers our leopard and lion routes in these areas. The boundary points are Robinson Crusoe on leopard 3 and Drome Path/Cavendish Gardens on the lion 4/X4. 

adult fares

 

7 days

30 days 

90 days

365 days

 

online

£19

£68

£199

£760

buy now

app

£19

£68

£199

£760

see more

bus shop

£20

£67

£210

£780

see more

Boost fares (18s & under)

Click here for information on Boost including terms and conditions of use.

 

7 days

30 days

school term

annual

 

online

£14

£50

£179

£530

buy now

app

£14

£50

£179

£530

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bus shop

£15

£52

£190

£560

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simplySouthBracknell

The boundary point for the simplySouthBracknell zone is John Nike/Peacock Farm on the lion.

 

7 days

30 days 

 

online

£15

£55

buy now

bus shop

£16

£58

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adult fares

Boost fares (18s & under)

Click here for information on Boost including terms and conditions of use.

 

7 days

30 days

 

online

£11

£41

buy now

bus shop

£12

£41

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