fares for greenwave
The greenwave buses are run by us on behalf of Reading Borough Council. These smart, environmentally friendly buses are powered by compressed natural gas, which makes them much cleaner than ordinary diesel buses!
You can find the fares for greenwave below. For park and ride fares at Mereoak, click here
. For Mereoak sports fares (during Reading FC and London Irish games) click here
on the bus fares
Don't travel that often or it's your first time with us? Look no further as we show you the fares that you can buy from the driver.
*The simplyReading 7 day ticket can be bought as a paper ticket or a top-up for an existing weekly smartcard. Online top-up is just £15.
| || single || day return || all day || 7 day |
| adult || £2 || £3 || £4 || £17* |
| Solo (under-19s) || £1.20 || £1.70 || £2.50 || |
Kennet Island residents pay just £1.70 each way between Kennet Island and Central Reading.
Buy before 9.30am on weekdays and travel as a pair for just £4.50 return.
Up to 5 people (maximum 3 adults) travelling together for just £4 return. Available after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. Please note, this is not valid for football or rugby matches.
12 single journeys for just £18 - great for the occasional traveller.
advance tickets for occasional users - better value than on the bus
If you travel every so often with us, you can still save by getting the multi-trip tickets. These are available on a smartcard and don't expire if you don't use them! They give you a discount against the normal single journey price.
| greensaver 10 || 10 single trips || £14.30 |
| greensaver 20 || 20 single trips || £28.30 |
| greensaver 40 || 40 single trips || £55.50 |
buy online in advance and save - for regular travellers
The tickets below are all available as a smartcard. These represent the best value for people who travel on greenwave more regularly.
| || greenwave monthly || greenwave quarterly || simplyReading 7 day || simplyReading 30 day || simplyReading 90 day |
| adult || £53.50 || £150.40 || £14.50 || £55 || £155 |
| Solo (under-19s) || n/a || n/a || £11 || £41 || £113 |
Please note, prices at the Reading bus shop may be slightly different - Click HERE for bus shop prices
football, rugby and greenwave
During football and rugby matches, greenwave buses can also be used to get to the Madejski stadium. If you board a greenwave bus to/from the Madejski Stadium within 3 hours of a match kicking off or within 1 hour of a match finishing, there are some restrictions on what tickets you can buy or use.
what tickets can I buy from the driver?
During the period stated above, only football single and return tickets can be bought on greenwave buses to or from the Madejski Stadium.
what tickets are valid for use during the football times?
During the football times stated above, you can use the following greenwave tickets to get to or from the Madejski Stadium, but cannot buy them on bus:
- adult or Solo greenwave return
- greenwave 2together or group return
- greensaver 12
- greensaver 10/20/40 smartcards
- greenwave monthly/quarterly smartcards
All other tickets (e.g. simplyReading weekly) are not valid on greenwave buses during these times.