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On the bus fares

We operate a flat-fare policy in the simplyReading area (most of our buses only run in the simplyReading area) meaning you pay the same fare regardless of how many stops you travel. This makes it easy for you to know your fare before boarding. We also no longer issue return tickets for journeys wholly within the simplyReading area - we have reduced our day ticket to just £4 instead! 
We also operate an exact fare policy, meaning our drivers don't give change. This helps to keep buses on time and our drivers safe.
If you want to know more about our fares and how to use your tickets and smartcards, click here.
Greenwave customers can find their fares here

Our 18 & under 'Solo' fares have changed their name to Boost! It's been extended to allow students at Reading University, Reading College, UTC Reading, Newbury College and Bracknell & Wokingham College to take advantage of the cheaper fares up to 21 as long as they show valid ID from their university or college. 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!

Find out more about Boost here

'appy' changes - including frozen fares on mTickets!

As part of the changes, we have launched our new app for smartphone users! This new app allows you to buy your bus tickets on your phone, meaning no need to fumble for change any longer! Simply register an account, choose your ticket, pay by card and away you go! The mTickets are activated on your phone and then scanned by the ticket machines. As a special introductory offer, the single fares on the app will be the pre-fares change price (£1.90 for adults and £1.40 for Boost) and the simplyReading 7 day tickets will be just £15 for adults and £11 for Boost customers - same as online prices! 

Please note, if you run out of battery before you board the bus, you will have to buy another ticket before being allowed to board. Allowing your battery to run out when using an mTicket and asking to travel would be like asking the driver to let you travel if you left your pass at work!

Check out all the fares available below:

   single  day  7 day  60-minute transfer
 adult  £1.90  £4  £15  £2.50
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.40  £2.50  £11  £2

simplyReading - covering most of urban Reading

There are no returns in the simplyReading area - use the all day ticket instead!
You can no longer buy paper 7 day tickets from the driver - use the app or go online to get a smartcard instead. 
   single  all day  60 minute transfer
 adult  £2  £4†  £2.50
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.50  £2.50  £2

†£3 after 6pm.

4 goTogether group

The group ticket in the simplyReading area is £9 during Monday to Fridays before 6pm and £6 at all other times (after 6pm Monday to Friday, all day at weekends, public and school holidays). This ticket is valid for up to four people travelling together - any combination of adults and children.

simplyNewbury & Thatcham

The simplyNewbury & Thatcham zone covers jet black and jet red 101 and 102 between Newbury and Thatcham. We have special offer 7 and 30 day fares to celebrate the launch of jet red!
For specific jet black fares, please see the simplyNetwork section below.
For the single and return fares for jet red, see our jet red page here

   all day  7 day
 adult  £4  £10
 Boost (18 & under)  £2.50  £7

simplyWokingham & Bracknell

The simplyWokingham & Bracknell zone covers the leopard between Wokingham and Robinson Crusoe, and the lion between Bracknell and Drome Path/Cavendish Gardens
For specific lion 4/X4 information, please see the simplyNetwork section.
You can no longer buy paper 7 day tickets from the driver - use the app or go online to get a smartcard instead.

   all day  7 day
 adult  £4.30  N/A
 Boost (18 & under)  £2.50  N/A
*only available as a top-up for an existing simplyWokingham smartcard


The simplyBracknell area covers the lion between Bracknell town centre and St Anne's Hotel.
   7 day  30 day
 adult  £10  £40
 Boost (18 & under)  £7  £28


If you travel between any of our simply zones, you will need a simplyNetwork pass! These tickets are valid on any of our buses within the entire network.
You can no longer buy paper 7 day tickets from the driver - use the app or go online to get a smartcard instead.

   all day   7 day
 adult  £7  N/A
 Boost (18 & under)  £4  N/A

our 'rural' routes

We run a few routes that go a bit further than the rest of our buses. These 'rural' routes are listed below and have graduated fares once they leave the simplyReading area. 
To find the single and return fares for these services, simply click on the icon below. 

rural group tickets

Travel together and save with the simplyNetwork group ticket. This ticket is for up to four people travelling together.
It is £15 before 9.30am on Monday to Friday - £10 after 9.30am Monday to Friday, all day on Weekends, public and school holidays. 

simpyReading special evening fares - after 6pm

If you travel after 6pm you can take advantage of some great evening fare offers!
all 'night' ticket - the normal simplyReading day ticket reduces to £3 after 6pm and is still valid until 4am!
Group ticket - £6
Use these tickets to get into town and back again for a night out, or just to visit friends or family. 

occasional travellers can still save

Don't get the bus that often but still want to save? Buy an easysaver 10 online to get 10 advance trips discounted, with no expiry date on them, if you don't use them, you don't lose them. Just £16 when bought online.