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Rugby Buses

Reading Buses now operate our frequent R1 service between the Southwest Interchange and the Madejski Stadium on match days.

Buses depart from the Southwest Interchange up to 3 hours before the start of kick-off and work as a frequent service until roughly 20 minutes before Kick Off. An example of this is given below.

Returning from the Madejski, services depart from Northern Way after full-time and operate for around two and a half hours. See below for an example.


Our rugby fares are below.

   Single  Day return
 Adult  £2.50  £3.50
 Solo (under-19)  £1.50  £2

rugby return

The 'rugby return' ticket has been discontinued due to low usage. 

Bus times

You can get all the information about kick off times and tickets for matches from the official London Irish website at

Examples of times of buses for 3pm Kick-Off:

Reading Town Centre (Southwest Interchange) towards Madejski Stadium

Buses depart from 12pm at regular intervals until approximately 2.40pm

Madejski Stadium towards Reading Town Centre (Southwest Interchange)

Buses depart from Northern Way from 4.45pm at regular intervals until approximately 7.15pm