Reading PlusBus

A Reading PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on nearly all bus services, around the urban area of Reading including the University of Reading, 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% off 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, Thames Valley BusesThames 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:

Red Kangaroo
Select Car Leasing Stadium
Museum of English Rural Life
University of Reading  
Museum of Bershire Aviation
Caversham Court Gardens
Progress Theatre
Shinfield Players Theatre

Reading University is in the Reading PlusBus travel zone.


Destination code: