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park and ride fares

We have three park and ride sites at Winnersh Triangle, Mereoak and the Madejski Stadium. You can find all your fares for these buses below. If you need more information on the park and rides themselves, click here.

Concessionary pass holders

If you hold a concessionary 'free' bus pass, the following parking charges apply at each site:
  • Winnersh Triangle - £1
  • Mereoak - 50p
  • Madejski - free

fares for Winnersh Triangle park&ride

Bus fares from the park and ride (includes your parking)

When you buy your bus ticket, your parking is included! The ticket has a barcode printed onto it that can be scanned to exit the car park - so make sure you keep your ticket safe!

peak time fares - Monday to Friday before 9.30am

   single  day return
 adult  £3.70  £4.70
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £2.00

off-peak fares - Monday to Fridays after 9.30am and all day Saturdays

   single  day return
 adult  £3.00  £4.00
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £1.60

2 together p&r

If you travel before 9.30am, you can take advantage of the '2 together' ticket. This ticket allows two people to travel and includes parking for one car for just £7 - perfect for those wanting to car share and save.

Missed the last bus? Winnersh Triangle tickets and passes are valid on the lion 4/X4 which runs near the park and ride until after 11pm at night. The barcode on your ticket allows you to exit at any time on the day of issue.

multi-trip smartcards - buy online in advance and save

The parksaver multitrip smartcards allow you to buy single journeys in bulk in advance. This saves you money and also includes the price of your parking. Parksaver cards will only issue you with a ticket on journeys from the park and ride, so make sure you keep your ticket safe as this will have your barcode on that enables you to leave the site.  

 parksaver 10  10 single trips   £22.00
 parksaver 20  20 single trips  £42.00
 parksaver 40  40 single trips  £82.00 

Bus fares from town to Winnersh Triangle

If you are coming from Reading to Winnersh Triangle to work or for a meeting, then you will not need to pay for parking. For this reason, there is a different cash fare on the bus. You can find these fares below.

peak time fares - before 9.30am Monday to Friday

   single   day return 
 adult  £2.70  £3.70
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £2.00

off peak fares - after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday

   single  day return
 adult  £2.00  £3.00
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.00  £1.60

Off peak group return

Travel after 9.30am and you can save even more with the group return. Up to five people (maximum of three adults) can travel on just one ticket, including parking for one car, for £7 with this great value group ticket.

simplyPark&Ride 7 day (aka simplyNetwork plus parking)

If you use the park and ride but then need to change buses in Reading, our simplyPark&Ride 7 day is for you. Buy from the driver for £25, this gives you 7 days unlimited travel on our network and includes the price of parking. 

Mereoak park and ride fares

If you are parking at Mereoak and using the bus, you will need to buy a 50p parking ticket from the driver (n.b. single fares are assumed to be for people getting lifts so do not include parking.) This ticket will allow you to leasve using the barrier.
Please note - both boost returns and greensaver 12s do not include parking in their price. You will need to buy a 50p parking ticket with these products.

buy from the driver

   single  day return  all day
 adult  £2  £4.00  £4.50
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.30  £2.00  £2.50

greensaver 12 (also available on Madejski park & ride)

A paper ticket with 12 single trips bought in bulk. £20.

special offers

2 together

Buy before 9.30am Monday to Friday only. Valid for two people with one car for only £5.50.

family 5

Buy after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday just £5. Valid for up to 5 people maximum 3 adults.

Madejski park & ride fares

buy from the driver

   single  day return  all day
 adult  £2  £3.50  £4
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.30  £2.00  £2.50

special offers

2 together

Buy before 9.30am Monday to Friday only. Valid for two people with one car for only £5.

family 5 group

Buy after 9.30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday just £4.50. Valid for up to 5 people maximum 3 adults.

sports events

During sports events at the Madejski Stadium, different fares apply. Click here for full details.