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Independent Travel for Young Adults

There are lots to think about when you start a new job or course, including how you will travel to and from work or college. To help you with the process, this page provides travel information to help you plan your journeys to school, college or work that may help you save money, keep fit and stay safe.


Keen to get fit whilst you travel? Give cycling a go! Plan your journey on Cycle Streets and if you're interested in cycle lessons to improve your skills or help with your confidence, contact the My Journey team here to find out how we can help.

Bus Travel

Buses across the Borough are operated by a number of different bus companies and many of them stop at or near schools, colleges and key workplaces. Reading Buses operate the many of the bus routes in the Borough, in particular in Woodley, Earley and Wokingham/Winnersh, connecting to Reading.  Click here to find Reading Buses timetables.

Courtney buses run services in Bracknell, Wokingham, Twyford and Charvil. Click here to find Courtney bus timetables.

Reading Buses operate the daytime bus route through Swallowfield and Spencers Wood. This is the 7 service. Please click here to view the timetable for the Reading Buses 7.

You may also find that many of these bus companies offer season tickets or lower priced tickets for young people.  Please see the links below for information about available fares and tickets:

Reading Buses

Courtney Buses

Stagecoach Buses


Rail Travel

Rail travel may also be a good option for travelling to college or work. Enjoy a 1/3 off rail fares if you are aged between 16 and 25. To get your railcard either order online here or pick up a form from your local train station.

Click here to plan your rail journey, or here to calculate season ticket costs.


Do you drive or are you thinking about learning to drive? There are a range of events that take place locally to promote safe driving including events that provide the opportunity to gain practical driving experience and roadshows focused on highlighted the importance of driving safely. Visit the Safe Drive or Drive Start website to find out more. 

Additional Travel Information

For further information, or if you would like more specific advice on travelling to your school, college or workplace, please contact the My Journey team here.