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Football Buses

Times and fare information for the the 2016/17 season

All the information you need to know to go to see the Royals in another exciting Championship campaign. We've got a few things to tell you including some ways that you could save money this year against last year!

No changes to buses or routes

Great news! To make it easier for you, we haven't made any change to our bus routes and timetable. Download our 2016/17 route map at the bottom of the page if you're new to the area.

Fares - frozen once again!

We are delighted to announce that we have frozen the football fares for a 5th year running. Just like last year, specific sets of fares apply to the Reading Zone, Network Zone and F1 shuttle.

We also have a 'Park and Ride zone' with their own dedicated fares, meaning you can get an adult return for just £3.50 on the F2! Park and Rides routes are the only routes to have a 4 person football group ticket too at the great value of just £5.

To see if your bus is within the Reading or Network zone please see our football route map by clicking here. For more fare information and a list of all the fares visit our football fares page.

Concessionary fares - and changes in West Berkshire

Concessionary passes are valid on our football buses except within the West Berkshire boundary. Due to changes by the council earlier on this year, if you board one of our football buses in West Berkshire, you will not be able to use your concessionary pass. 

Passes are still valid for travel on normal service buses in West Berkshire and for football buses when boarding in Reading Borough or Wokingham Borough. If you hold a concessionary pass and want to use one of our football buses in West Berkshire, you must pay the single fare to the stadium.

Mereoak Sports park & ride

There is also a park and ride service at Mereoak available during matchdays. Check out the fares here - your parking is included in your bus fare!

Brand New for 2016/17 - simplayMatchday smartcards

No need for you to carry cash and worry about the exact fare again. Our new simplyMatchday smartcards give you all day travel on football match days including non-football buses (except F1 shuttle smartcards). They’re easy to order and the more travel you buy, the more money you save! Buy your simplyMatchday smartcard here


To view a timetable of your football bus please click on the route names or the individual footballs below.

 F1 - Reading Old Bus Station 

 F12 - Emmer Green & Caversham

 F21 - Norcot

 F30 - Twyford

 F2 - Shinfield Park - Park & Ride

 F13 - Caversham Park

 F22 - Tilehurst

 F31 - Woodley Airfield

 F10 - Sonning Common

 F14 - Henley-on-Thames

 F23 - Theale & Pangbourne

 F32 - Woodley

 F11 - Emmer Green

 F20 - Newbury Bus Station

 F24 - Purley

 F33 - Lower Earley






     Find your route on our route map


Download the full matchday services pdf here.