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.

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 7 minutes during the day in term time. The service runs 24/7 so you will never miss the last bus.

Other routes which run near Whiteknights Campus are:

21/ 21a - into Whiteknight Campus

17 / 4 - Earley Gate (three tuns)

9 / 3 / 10 - Shinfield Road

12 / 19 - North of campus, Foxhill, Bridges and Wessex Halls, Earley Gate

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

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

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

Fares and offers in Reading

A single on-bus fare within Reading costs £2.00; and a day ticket or return £4.00. Exact change will be needed for cash payments, but you can pay by contactless, or pay-by-phone, or a prepayment card. These options often work out cheaper than cash payment. Latest fares information from Reading Buses.

Easysaver10 cards are a great way to save if you only use the bus occasionally.

A short hop fare is available of £1.30 between Whiteknights and London Road Campus (Student Kendrick Village stop).

Discounted annual and termly passes are available for both students and staff.

Full time University of Reading students are eligible for discounted Boost rates on all tickets - University of Reading student ID required. See Reading Buses student pages for a full list of available tickets for students.

Other tickets, such as group travel tickets are also available. See Reading Buses website for more details.

Take a look at our University staff and student travel offers pages for an outline of all available offers.

We have regular meetings with Reading Buses so do let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions on their services at travel@reading.ac.uk.