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Plus Bus

If you are coming to Reading Station by train and want to continue your journey by bus, a PLUSBUS ticket may save you money.  PLUSBUS tickets can be used on the bus to the station if bought in advance but cannot be purchased on the bus. 


Adult day: £3.40 (Child £1.70, Railcard holder £2,25);

Season tickets: 7-day £15, month £57, three months £155, year £565 (subject to alteration).  Child fares: half adult season ticket fares).

Area covered

Tickets are valid from Reading Station on services operated by Reading Buses to any point within the urban area, (Lion 4/X4 as far as Loddon Bridge, Leopard 3, 3b and 10 and Greenwave as far as Shinfield Park) and Courtney Buses 128/129 to any point within the urban area.  A Reading PLUSBUS ticket is valid on routes which operate 24 hours such as the Claret 21.  They are not valid on football/rugby specials or Park & Ride services.

You can buy PLUSBUS at:

  • Any train station ticket office
  • Any rail ticket retaining website
  • By phone through train company telesales teams
  • Appointed travel agents of National Rail
  • Self-service ticket machines (at some stations only)
  • By phone from Great Western Railway on 0345 7000 125 (tickets will be posted to you, please allow up to 5 working days for delivery)

Further information

Please visit the PLUSBUS website for further information on this service.