Reading is one of the best-connected towns in the UK, offering lots of travel options and excellent transport links, whether you’re travelling by car, bus, train, coach, bike, or on foot. In addition, it’s just 22 minutes to London with the Elizabeth Line, making it an ideal commuting town to live for those who work in London. Visit here to find out more about travel information in Reading.
Travelling by bus is a great option for those who don’t drive or looking to avoid parking costs and reduce their carbon footprint. You can download the Reading buses mobile app to plan your journey, track live times and buy tickets.
How do I find the bus information?
Readingbuses is the key bus services provider in Reading. All information regarding routes and timetable, fares and latest notices could be found on their website or mobile app.
How can I pay or buy the bus tickets?
You can pay on the bus by cash, contactless bank card, Apple Pay or Android Pay, etc.
If you travel regularly or frequently, you could buy the tickets in advance. That would be easier and cheaper. You can buy smartcards online or at the bus shop in the Broad Street Mall, Reading, or buy tickets on Reading buses’ mobile app.
Reading’s main train station is right at the heart of the town, with a second station located to the west of the town centre (Reading West). Offering links locally and all over the country (e.g. 22 minutes to and from London), travelling to Reading by train couldn’t be easier and Reading is the western terminus of the Elizabeth Line.
How do I find train information?
How to get cheap train tickets?
You can buy the Railcard. With a Railcard you can get 1/3 off the price of most train fares.
Most Railcards are priced at £30 for 1-year or £70 for a 3-year Railcard (roughly £23.30 a year). Typically, the cost of your Railcard will have paid for itself after one or two trips.
There are different types of Railcards for different people or status with different restrictions. You should check your conditions before buying.