The University has lots of offers for students to help you choose more sustainable modes of travel. If you have suggestions of more that we can do please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll down to check out all the offers. Find out when you can come and talk to different transport providers on campus over the first weeks of term here.
All University of Reading students can get free membership of Co-wheels car club, plus £25 free driving credit when signing up with a University email address and our code. This great scheme lets you hire a car from as little as half an hour - perfect for the occasional trip you may need to make by car. Click here for more details of how to sign up.
Second hand bike sale; Bike Security Labelling; Fix it yourself bicycle maintenance equipment available to borrow
For full details of our start of term 'on your bike' event, including the second hand bicycle sale and hiring bikes for the term see this article.
Try the bus for free
Taster bus tickets with 2 free trips are available for all new undergraduate and postgraduate students. Perfect if you want to see if the bus can work for you. Detail of the routes around the University are available from Reading Buses.
Collect your pass from your Support Centre.
All University of Reading students, regardless of age, can get the discounted Boost ticket rate. You will need to show a University of Reading student ID when purchasing or using your ticket.
Not a University specific discount, but it's worth a reminder that if you travel by rail and bus it might be worth investigating Plusbus rail tickets which could save you money by including your bus travel with your rail ticket. This link takes you to information specific to Reading, but remember that plusbus discounts could also be available for buses to the station wherever you live. 16-25 railcard discounts work on these too.
Again not a University specific discount, but everyone between the ages of 16-25 in the UK, or over 25 and in full time study, is eligible for a 16-25 railcard which gives a 30% discount on all rail travel. The card costs £30 for a year, but it is well worth it if you’re going to travel by train more than twice! Apply for yours at www.16-25railcard.co.uk.
Collect points and gain rewards for how you choose to travel, just by downloading an app. Points can be exchanged for a range of prizes or donated to local charities. Look out for promotional periods where the amount of points available for sustainable travel in Reading substantially increases.
Regular visits from Dr Bike - free bicycle maintenance
Take advantage of our regular visits from Dr Bike to keep your bicycle in tip top condition. You only need to pay for any parts that your bike may need. Dates of Dr Bike visits available here.
University staff and students can take advantage of our cycle training offers - whether you want to improve your road cycling skills, get back on a bike for the first time in years, or learn how to fix your bike yourself, we can arrange for heavily discounted and often free courses. See our cycle page for more details. Contact us at email@example.com if you're interested.
Shared parking permit for car sharers
If you are eligible for a University parking permit, and share your journey with a fellow student who would also be eligible for a parking permit, not only do you get some potentially great company and shared petrol costs, but you also only need to buy one parking permit between you. See the parking pages for more detail or visit our liftshare site www.rucarsharing.com to find someone to share with.