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Thames Valley

Welcome to Thames Valley Buses from Reading Buses. Thames Valley is the name for some of our operations outside the Reading area - it reflects that we have branched out from Reading to help bring great bus travel to more of the Thames Valley area!

Keep up to date with our latest service news on Twitter @thamesvalleybus

what services are we running?

As you have probably heard by now, we have been contracted by Slough Borough Council to take over some routes (or parts of routes) that another operator will no longer run. These are listed below with some information of where they go and, of course, the timetables to go with them. 

changes to route 5 - Mon 29 October

We have been in talks with Slough Borough Council and are now happy to confirm that we have taken over the running of route 5 in Slough commercially!

We will be running the section between Slough Bus Station and Moor Furlong with Slough Council providing funding for the Cippenham section past this point. See below for the new timetable!

route 5 - full timetable

We run the whole of route 5 with buses running 7 days a week. The route runs between Slough Bus Station and Cippenham via Salt Hill and Chalvey.

Buses will run up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and then hourly on a Sunday.

Click here for the new timetable.

We will also be running some extra services to complement the daytime services operated by First - see below.

route 4 - evening journeys

We provide the evening journeys for route 4 to complement First's daytime operation daily. The route runs from Slough Bus Station to Maidenhead along the Bath Road.

Buses run hourly from 8.20pm (7.20pm on Sundays) until around 11.30pm. 

Click here for the timetable.

For a list of the daytime buses operated by First, click here. Please note, clicking the link will take you to the First Group website.

route 6 - Sundays

We only be provide the Sunday service for route 6 to complement First's Monday to Saturday operation. The route runs between Slough Bus Station and Wexham Park.

Buses run up to every hour.

Click here for the timetable.

For a list of the daytime buses operated by First, click here. Please note, clicking the link will take you to the First Group website.

fares - pay with cash or contactless!

Route 5

Route 5 will operate a special flat fare - meaning no matter where you get on or off, you always pay the same price! All your return tickets will also be valid all day!

The great news for younger customers is that they can be part of our Boost scheme for route 5! This means that anyone aged 18 & under can get cheaper fares. We will also be extending the 21 & under category to include customers who attend the following local colleges (when showing valid ID):

  • East Berkshire College
  • Uxbridge College

Click here for information on Boost.

   single   all day ticket   7 day ticket
 adult  £2.50  £4  £15
 child (5-15)  £1.90  £2.50  £11

routes 4 and 6

The daytime route fares will apply on route 4 evenings and route 6 evening and Sundays. First day and period (but not carnet) tickets from daytime/weekday journeys will also be accepted.

connect to Green Line 702/703

We also now operate Green Line 702 between LEGOLAND Windsor and London Victoria via Slough, Windsor and Langley and Green Line 703 between Bracknell and Heathrow Airoport via Slough, Windsor and Langley. Fancy a day out in Windsor or entertaining the little ones at LEGOLAND? Or perhaps you just want an easy and cost-effective way of getting to London for some shopping? Look no further than Green Line. 

Find out more here