Free Bus Travel this festive season
If you board a bus within Wokingham borough on any Saturday between 18 November and 23 December, you won’t need to pay. Additionally, the Orange 13/14 will be free on 3 December for Woodley Christmas Extravaganza.
If you’re travelling outside the borough, you will need to pay for your return journey, unless a similar scheme is in place in the area where you board.
This will only be on local buses, operated by Reading Buses and Thames Valley Buses and won’t be provided on services such as park and rides or football specials.
Single Bus Fares
The £2 single bus fares has now been extended until 31December 2024 to help passengers with cost of living.
This scheme, funded by the Government, applies to Reading Buses, Thames Valley Buses and Arriva services.
Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) from Department for Transport
The annual BSOG Grant from the Department for Transport contributes towards bus subsidies paid to Reading Buses Limited and Thames Valley Buses.
Changes to Leopard 3 Bus Service
From Monday 2 January, the route, which previously went along Biggs Lane and Park Lane, will now use the Nine Mile Ride Extension via Princess Marina Drive and Sheerlands Avenue.
Two new bus stops will be added at Harvest Path, just south of Bohunt School and Hogwood Lane and Marino Way, south of Hogwood industrial estate.
The new route will provide a better route for pupils travelling to and from Bohunt School.
Full details of the new route and the revised timetable can be found under Related Downloads.
Bus Travel Updates
For updates on the latest bus services please visit the bus operators website:
Reading Buses visit: Reading Buses
Thames Valley Buses visit: Thames Valley Buses
Horseman Coaches visit: Horseman Coaches
For information about School Buses visit: School Buses
Wokingham has a diverse bus network which provides short trips as well as longer distance journeys to places such as Henley, Marlow, Fleet and Farnborough. Links to all bus services operating within the borough are provided under Local Buses.
If you find it difficult to use the bus, community transport could be right for you.
Community transport is for people with restricted mobility. In Wokingham
Borough, community transport is provided by Keep Mobile and Readibus.
Readibus run a number of weekly services in each area for those residents
who cannot access local bus services as well as the service being available for
other journeys 16 hours per day, 7 days per week, subject to capacity.
These services must be pre-booked in advance.