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Discounted Travel

Season Tickets

South Western Railway

South West Railway (SWR) are now offering its customers a new flexi season ticket which will offer their customers more flexibility - enabling people to travel on any eight days in a 28-day period - and could lead to financial savings. 

For full details of this flexi season ticket please visit SWR's website.

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway (GWR) are now offering its customers a new flexi season ticket.  Traditional season tickets will remain the most cost-effective option for those travelling at peak times four days a week or more, but the Flexi season, which offers eight days travel in any 28, provides a minimum of 20% saving against a monthly season ticket for those travelling twice a week at peak times.  

GWR have a dedicated page on their website here where customers can check prices, order smart cards and also read about how to use the new product. It is important when checking prices that customers select dates from the 28th June. 


Railcards offer discounted rail travel further details on each type of railcard as well as where you can purchase one from can be found in the links below.  The different railcards available including:

16-17 saver

16-25 Railcard

Two Together Railcard

Family & Friends Railcard

Senior Railcard

Disabled Persons Railcard

Network Railcard


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: £3.70 (Child £2.20, Railcard holder £2.40);

Season tickets: 7-day £16, month £59, three months £160, year £605 (subject to alteration).  Child fares: 40% of 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 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.