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If you are a student or member of staff at the University of Reading - we can save you time and money! Our drivers don't carry change but our smartcards provide a solution to carrying change and they also save you money! 

When buying online, you will be asked for your university department so we can check you are really a student or member of staff! When buying at the bus shop in Reading, you must show your university ID to buy or top up products. 

use the bus occasionally? Save with our saver10 smartcards

The saver10 gives you 10 single trips for the price of 8 pre-loaded on a smartcard that you simply tap on our ticket machine. Order it and top it up online when you’re running low on trips.

Buy/top-up a boostsaver10 for £12 if you’re a student and 21 or under*

Buy/top-up an easysaver10 for £16 if you’re older than 21

*Our 18 & under 'Solo' fares have changed their name to Boost! It's been extended to allow students at Reading University to take advantage of the cheaper fares up to 21 as long as they show valid university ID. We will be operating a challenge 21 policy - so if you look older, you will need to show a valid college or university ID otherwise you will be charged the appropriate adult fare!

Cheaper travel for 19-21yo students — ask for a boost ticket

Boost is our super cheap option for people aged 18 & under. But you can also get it if you’re 19-21yo and go to a local college or university. Just show your student ID when you get on the bus! Check our boost tickets on the fares page

use the bus a lot? Travel simplyUni for the best value!

Our simplyUni season tickets are the best option for staff and students who travel most days of the week. These smartcards make travel cheaper and give you unlimited travel within the simplyReading area.

 £112  £112 £81 

An academic smartcard is valid for the academic year until 11 June 2017 including semester holidays.

An annual smartcard is valid for 365 days from date purchased.

How to buy tickets & top up your smartcards

Online - Quick and easy, simply go to our online shop to buy your smartcard today! Just follow the on-screen instructions - you will need to make sure you have your University ID number handy though.

Bus Shop - you can buy new smartcards and top-up existing ones at our bus shop in the Broad Street Mall, Reading.

Cash fares on bus - You can buy single, all day, group and seven day tickets from your driver - click here for a full list of products and prices available on bus or as smartcards.
Remember, our drivers don't give change so you need the exact money.

Travelling by train & bus?

Pay for your bus ticket when you buy your train ticket using PLUSBUS and you could save on your bus travel.

If you have a 16-25 Railcard, you can save one-third off your PLUSBUS day ticket.

Find out more in our PLUSBUS leaflet or visit