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Concessionary travel

Bus passes

Reading Borough residents who turned 60 on or before 5 April 2010 are entitled to a free bus pass on all local buses in the Reading urban area between 9.30am and 11pm, Monday to Friday and anytime at weekends and on bank holidays. Residents who turn 60 on or after 6 April 2010 should check eligibility.

You can pdf icon apply for a concessionary pass [5Mb], or a pdf icon replacement pass [1Mb]. You can check if you are eligible on the website.

From 1 April 2017 free use of elderly bus passes will revert to the national scheme times: 9.30am to 11pm, Mondays to Fridays, and any time at weekends and bank holidays. Passes will no longer be valid on football or rugby buses.

The replacement fee is also changing on 1 April 2017 - the new charge will be £10.

Disability bus passes

Reading Borough residents who cannot hold a driver's license on medical grounds or with limited mobility can apply for a disability bus pass. You may use your pass at any time on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays and you may also be able to travel for free on Readibus if you meet their eligibility criteria. Carers may also qualify for free bus travel as a companion. 

For more information on concessionary bus passes please call 0118 937 3767 or use our online enquiry form


Readibus provides a dial-a-ride bus service for people with limited mobility. You can apply for an access pass - journeys range from £1.50 to £3 if you do not have a pass. 

School travel

Find out more about School travel.

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