Bus travel

The University works extremely closely with local bus providers to ensure a great service to our campuses and to provide travel discounts for students and staff.

Bus Fares

Find out more about all our great discounted bus fares available to students and staff.

Bus Routes

Buses to Reading campuses: Whiteknights & London Road

Reading buses service Claret 21/21a travels from Reading train station and town centre past London Road campus and onto Whiteknights campus every 10 minutes Monday to Friday daytimes during term time. The service runs 24/7 so you will never miss the last bus.

Other routes which run near Whiteknights Campus are:

17 / 4 - Earley Gate (three tuns stop) - 17 to Tilehurst. 4 to Bracknell via Wokingham.
9 / 3 / 10 - Shinfield Road - To Wokingham via Shinfield and Arborfield.
12 / 19 - North of campus, Foxhill, Bridges and Wessex Halls, Earley Gate. - To Woodley.

London Road Campus is a short walk from Reading Town Centre and all the routes there.

See Reading Buses' excellent map showing our campus and where buses stop.

Buses to Greenlands Campus near Henley

Our Greenlands campus at Henley is accessible by bus from High Wycombe; Marlow; Henley; Shiplake / Twyford and Reading. Arriva service 800/850* stops on the main A4155 road along the edge of the Greenlands campus roughly every 20 minutes. See the following links for route and timetable information and detail of fares.

800/850 timetable

Arriva fares information

Staff can get a trial week's ticket for this service - contact sustainability@reading.ac.uk for more info.

*Reading Buses tickets and passes are not valid on this service.


Every Wednesday and Saturday night get the FREE bus from and to union events.

This is a new Reading Buses service offering you a safe, convenient and sustainable way of getting to and from RUSU 360. This service will be running every 11 minutes between RUSU (just by Eat at the Square / back of Co-op) and the local student areas - near Erleigh Road Co-op, Whiteknights Road, Three Tuns, Wokingham Road and Cemetery Junction. Most importantly it's FREE!

Please see here for the 360 bus timetable and route.

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