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Getting you to the match

We run lots of football buses to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading FC, to make sure that we can get you to the game on time. 
The fares for football buses are different from our core services, so our normal tickets and simplyBus smartcards will not work on them (although concessionary passes will).

Save time and money - simplyMatchday smartcards

Our simplyMatchday smartcards give you all day travel on football match days including non-football buses (except F1 shuttle smartcards) - meaning you can travel for free on a service bus to connect to the F1 shuttle if you are running late or want to meet friends in town. No need for you to carry cash anymore, they are available as 5 days, 10 days or 20 days so the more travel you buy, the more money you save! 
Buy your simplyMatchday smartcard here.

cheaper fares on the F1 shuttle 

There is some fantastic news for fans using the F1 shuttle - we have reduced our fares! Working in partnership with Reading FC, we have agreed to set the return on the F1 to £2 for everyone! This compares to £4 return for adults and £2.50 for boost customers (18 & under) last season. You can still buy a single, but it is charged at the return price. Concessionary pass holders can get their return for just £1.

fares frozen - again!

For the 6th year in a row, we have once again frozen our football fares on the rest of our football services - except the F2 which sees some fares changed to align with Mereoak park & ride. This means you will still pay the same price as when you caught the football bus in the 2010/11 season! 

Concessionary passes

Concessionary passes are only valid on our football buses within the Wokingham Borough Council boundary - so your travel is free to the stadium, but the return journey must be paid for. This is due to schemes in other authorities returning to the national standard for concessionary travel. 

Passes are still valid for travel on normal service buses on the rest of our network and Reading FC are extending their subsidy with us so concessionary pass holders can travel on all football buses for £1 single fare (or £1 return on the F1 shuttle).

To gain any concessionary fare, you must show a valid concessionary pass when boarding otherwise you may be asked to pay the full fare. 

park and ride for less on the F2

If you live outside of Reading, there's also great ways to save. Use the F2 park and ride shuttle at Shinfield Park and pay even less. The new fares for this year will help you enjoy the match even more knowing you have left your car away from the Stadium and saved money on your travel.
   single  return  group ticket
 adults  £2  £4  £5 (up to 5 people travelling together - max 3 adults)
 under-19s  £1.30  £2  

Network zone fares 

   single fare  return
 adult  £5.00  £6.00
 under-19s  £3.00  £3.50

Reading zone fares

   single fare  return
 adult  £4.00  £5.00
 under-19s  £2.50  £3.00

 F1 shuttle fares (Reading Station - Madejski)

   single fare  return
 adult  £2  £2
 under-19s  £2  £2

F20 from Newbury to the Madejski

The F20 will now only use the Network and Reading fares (depending on where you get on of course!) and will no longer use its own graduated fares structure.

Boxing Day games

If Reading FC are playing at home on Boxing Day, a surcharge is added to all the above fares.

Photos and logos courtesy of Reading Football Club.