Train trouble? Take the bus!

1 month ago Fri 5th Apr 2024

When industrial action strikes, our buses could save your day!

We’ve got lots of services running between major stations in the area including Reading to Bracknell or Newbury and we also run services between Slough / Windsor and Central London or Heathrow Airport. Our sister company Newbury & District also operates a fast coach service between Basingstoke, Frimley, Camberley, Bagshot and Heathrow Airport.

Our modern buses are fitted with everything you need to make your journey more comfortable too, such as USB charging, free wifi and offer seats with tables and great legroom.

Travelling by bus is great value too! Our fares are capped at just £2 one way which means you can save money whilst we help keep you moving (Flightline 730/731 is £4 one way between Basingstoke and Heathrow).

Reading to Wokingham & Bracknell (via Winnersh)

Our lion 4 / X4 route runs up to every 20 minutes Monday to Fridays and every 30 minutes on Sundays. The average journey time from Reading to Bracknell is around an hour. There’s also the hourly leopard 3 between Wokingham and Reading – it takes a little longer than the lion but also runs via the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the University of Reading.

Tickets cost just £2 each way on both services.

Reading to Newbury (via Thatcham, Midgham and Theale)

Our jet black 1 service runs up to every 30 minutes throughout the day Monday – Fridays and hourly on Sundays. Buses on jet black 1 serve Thatcham, Woolhampton (for Midgham) and Theale.

Tickets cost just £2 each way.

Slough & Windsor to Central London

The London Line 702 runs up to every 30 minutes between Windsor, Slough, Langley and Central London. Between Langley and Hammersmith it runs non-stop along the M4.
The average journey time from Slough to Hammersmith is around 40 minutes and from Slough to Victoria Station around 60 minutes.

Tickets cost just £2 each way.

Bracknell to Slough, Windsor and Heathrow Airport

Our Flightline 703 route runs up to every 30 minutes between Bracknell, Windsor, Slough, Langley and Heathrow Terminal 5 at peak times. Slough and Heathrow services run throughout the night, providing a 24/7 service. Buses are fitted with luggage racks on this route too, perfect if travelling to the airport.

Tickets cost just £2 each way.

The average journey time between Slough and Heathrow Terminal 5 is 30 minutes.

Basingstoke to Frimley, Camberley, Bagshot and Heathrow

Operated by our sister company Newbury & District, Flightline 730 / 731 service runs fast between Basingstoke, Old Basing, Frimley, Camberley, Bagshot and Heathrow Terminal 5.

It uses a fleet of modern coaches featuring comfortable seats, air conditioning and dedicated bag storage.

The average journey time between Basingstoke and Heathrow is around 80 minutes and between Camberley and Heathrow around 35 minutes.

Tickets cost just £2 each way between Basingstoke and Frimley or Frimley, Camberley and Heathrow or £4 between Basingstoke and Heathrow.

Plan your journey and track buses on our app

You can plan your journey, track your bus in real time or to buy tickets in advance you can download the Reading Buses mobile app for iOS here or Android here. For the London Line 702 and Flightline 703, you can download the Windsor Express app for iOS here and for Android here.

If you are planning to use Flightline 730 / 731 you can download the Newbury & District app for iOS here or Android here.