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Park and rides

If you live outside of Reading, getting into the town, and especially parking, can be a hassle. That's why it's better to sit back, relax and let our park and ride buses do all the work. Our park and ride buses are stylish and new, boasting excellent leg room, next stop audio and visual announcements, free WiFi, and, of course, wonderful drivers!
So why not park up and take the bus? Check out which park and ride service is for you below.

Winnersh Triangle park and ride - coming from the North or East 

The brand new Winnersh Triangle park and ride is based at Winnersh Triangle Station, off the A329(M) just a short hop from junctions 10 of the M4. For SatNav purposes use RG41 5RB to locate it. Click on the image on the right for a larger PDF.
Winnersh Triangle park and ride is a great option for people coming from the North or East of Reading. It's also just a short 5 minute walk from the business park at Winnersh Triangle - great for workers or visitors to the site.
The single deck buses run every 15 minutes, whisking you into Reading along priority bus lanes on the A329(M) and King's Road. Buses take around 15-20 minutes to get into town from the park and ride site. 
Parking is included in your bus ticket you just need to pay on the bus - see below for your fares. Your bus ticket also acts as your parking ticket - so look after it as you have to scan it to exit the car park!
The car park at Winnersh Triangle is owned and managed by Wokingham Borough Council, so if you have any questions or issues with the car park, please call their customer care team on 0118 974 6000. 

maps and times

The full route map, including how to get to the park and ride can be downloaded here.

The park and ride runs every 15 minutes, so you don't have long to wait even if you miss a bus. For the full list of times, click here.

Winnersh Triangle park and ride fares

Below are some of the fares you can buy from the driver for the park and ride service. You can save even more by buying a smartcard online in advance - click here for full prices.

peak time fares - Monday to Friday before 9.30am

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

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.

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

   single  day return 
 single  £3.00  £4.00
  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) travel on just one ticket, including parking for one car, for £7 with this great value group ticket.

simplyPark&ride (simplyNetwork plus parking)

Buy from the driver for £25, the simplyPark&ride gives you 7 days unlimited travel on our entire network and includes the price of parking at Winnersh Triangle. 

Other fares and smartcards are available - for full details visit our park and ride fares page here.

If you miss the last bus, 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.

Mereoak park and ride - coming from the South and West

Just south of Junction 11 on the M4 (just off the A33) is the new Mereoak park and ride. Operated on behalf of Reading Borough Council and using buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), Mereoak is the environmentally friendly way to get into Reading. It's a great option for people coming from the South or West to get into Reading. Click the image on the right for a larger PDF of how to get to the site.
Parking is included in your bus ticket, so no need to pay at a machine! 
There are 5-6 buses an hour to take you into town running along the A33 and can have you in the centre of town in less than 20 minutes!

maps and times

There's plenty of buses to take you into Reading from Mereoak - click here to see the times!
Have a look at how to get to the park and ride and where to get on and off in the town centre with the maps here.

Mereoak park and ride fares

Below are some of the fares you can get from the driver. You can save even more by buying a smartcard online in advance, for the full list of fares, click here.
   single  day return  all day
 adult  £2  £3.50  £4.50
 Boost (18 & under)  £1.20  £1.70  £2.50
The all day ticket allows you unlimited travel on other Reading Buses services within the simplyReading area.
2 together
If you and a friend travel in one car before 9.30am Monday-Friday, buy the 2 together ticket for just £5.
Other group offers are available - check out the fares page for details.

Madejski Stadium park and ride

If you are coming into Reading from the South or the West, as well as Mereoak, you also have the option of the Madejski park and ride. Based at the Madejski Stadium, just off junction 11 of the M4, this park and ride is, like Mereoak, run under contract to Reading Borough Council using our greenwave gas buses. Buses take around 10-15 minutes to get into Reading from the Stadium.

route map and times

For the full route map and where to catch your bus back to the site in Reading, click here

For the full set of bus times, click here

Madejski park and ride fares

Below are a selection of fares that you can buy from the driver. You can save even more by buying a smartcard online in advance - for a full list of fares, visit our park and ride fares page.

  single day return all day
 adult £2 £3 £4
 Boost (18 & under) £1.20 £1.70 £2.50
The all day ticket allows you unlimited travel on other Reading Buses services within the simplyReading area.
2 together
If you and a friend travel in one car before 9.30am Monday-Friday, buy the 2 together ticket for just £4.50.
Other group offers are available - check out the fares page for details.

Please note, prices at the Reading bus shop may be slightly different.

Interested in finding out more about greenwave and compressed natural gas? Click here.