Days out for only £2 single on the buses

Passengers in Reading are now able to enjoy day trips to a variety of locations right across the region for just £2 for a single fare.

While many bus journeys within the borough boundary already provide good value around or under the £2 mark for a single fare, Reading has now also been included in a national initiative announced by the Department for Transport early in the New Year.

The £2 single fare will be in place until March 31 2023 and will be valid on all single journeys across the Reading Buses, Thames Valley Buses, Green Line 702/703, Newbury & District, Arriva, Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel networks. The exceptions are football buses, buses allocated for school travel and long-distance coach travel such as the RailAir services to Heathrow or National Express coach services. The ticket will be available on the Reading Buses app or from the driver on any bus and is the same price by cash and on the app.

It means Reading residents can get from Reading to Newbury, Bracknell, Wokingham, Oxford or even London for just £2 single, or £4 each way when also buying a single for the return trip.  More information is available at

Last updated on 05/01/2023