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younger people get a Boost with Reading Buses

If you are 18 & under, you can take advantage of cheaper fares on bus or online without the need for ID - although if you are at the older end of the age range, it is advised that you keep your college ID on you in case you are asked - otherwise you may have to pay full fare. 

extended Boost 

Boost also allows 19-21 year olds in full time education at a local college or university (see list below) to benefit from lower fares. The Boost is valid for:

  • University of Reading 
  • Reading College 
  • UTC Reading 
  • Newbury College 
  • Bracknell and Wokingham College

You must show your valid ID from one of the places above to benefit from the Boost fares - if you do not have ID, you will be asked to pay the appropriate adult fare. 

Boost prices:



We are aware that there will be some people who will try to purchase Boost fares and products even if they are not allowed, so it is important that you carry your student ID with you when you buy or use any Boost product. If you are not able to produce ID when asked, you will be asked to pay the full adult fare, even if you have a valid ticket.  


Buy one of these Boost smartcards and you’ll get 10 single trips for the price of 8 - only £12 for every 10 trips. Simply tap it on our ticket machine by the driver and top it online when you're running low on trips. You can use these when you like – no expiry date. Simply pay as you go! £13 from bus shop. Get your boostsaver10 card here