Reading PlusBus

A Reading PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on nearly all bus services, around the urban area of Reading. This includes travel to/from the University of Reading, the Bulmershe Campus & Woodley, as shown by the travel maps (below).

Interchange stations

Reading (Station Approach), Reading West (Oxford Road).

Day prices:

Adult: £3.70

Child: £2.20

Railcard holder: £2.40

Season prices:

Adult Price / Day
7-days £16.00 £3.20
Month £59.00 £2.95
Quarter £160.00 £2.66
Annual £605.00 £2.52
Child discount: 40% of adult season ticket prices.

Buy online from:

CrossCountry Trains or Great Western Railway or South Western Railway or any rail ticket retailing website.

Travel maps:

Click on the images (below) to see the area in which you can travel with a PlusBus ticket.

Interactive Street map

Shows roads, bus stops & bus routes

Zone diagram (PDF)

Shows main destinations.

Participating operators:

Reading Buses , Arriva, Courtney Buses / Thames Valley Buses, Thames Travel, Carousel, Stagecoach

Click on the operator names to view route maps and timetables.


​Overnight buses - This ticket is valid for overnight travel on 24-hour routes: 17 (Tilehurst-Reading-Wokingham Rd) and 21 (Reading Stn-University-Lower Earley).

Excluded Services (of participating operators):

Winnersh Triangle Park&Ride route 500. To/From Mereoak Park&Ride. Football/Rugby & special event routes: F1, F2, F10-F14, F20-F24, F30-F33, R1, 97, 98, HR1, HR2, T1.

To plan local journeys:

Local attractions:

Cole Museum of Zoology
Madejski Stadium
Museum of English Rural Life
Teamworks Karting Reading

Reading University is in the Reading PlusBus travel zone.


Destination code: