There are a number of buses from Reading and surrounding areas that run direct to Madejski Stadium. (Please note there has been some minor changes to services and times compared to last season, so check the timetables below)
For those using the buses this season, a new "Football Return" ticket is being introduced - priced at £6 for adults and £3.50 for under 19s. This will allow travelers to buy on any normal Reading Buses service and transfer onto the F1 service - and then return to town on the F1 and before again transferring onto your Reading buses service. This ticket is not valid on any other football bus and can only be purchased on a Reading Buses non-football service. It can only be purchased in the Simply Reading area.
Please note the last departing buses from Madejski Stadium on a matchday are
3pm kick-Off– 5.41pm departure from Northern Way (Service F1)
8pm kick-Off – 10.41pm departure from Northern Way (Service F1)
• Buses from the greater Reading area, Reading town centre and Newbury are run by Reading Buses.
• Services from Basingstoke, Farnborough, Wokingham and Bracknell are subsidised by Reading FC and run by Stagecoach Buses.
Full details for all services are below.
Reading buses (Please note change of numbers for this season, old numbers in brackets)
F1 (79) Reading Station (Shuttle)
F2 (77) Shinfield Park (Park & Ride Shuttle)
F10 (70) Sonning Common
F11 (71) Emmer Green
F12 (71A) Emmer Green & Caversham
F13 (74) Caversham Park
F14 (74A) Henley-on-Thames
F20 (78) Newbury
F21 (76A) Norcot
F22 (76) Tilehurst Circular
F23 (75A) Theale & Pangbourne
F24 (75) Purley
F30 (72A) Tywford
F31 (72B) Woodley Airfield
F32 (72) Woodley
F33 (73) Lower Earley
F60 Mereoak (Junction 11/A33) Park and Ride Shuttle
Reading buses timetables can be found here (inner Reading) and here (outer Reading). View the latest Reading Buses poster here.
Information is also online at http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/football/
Reading Urban services F1 to F33 (within the Greater Reading Urban Area)
Yellow Zone - Adult return £5, child return £3.
Blue Zone - Adult return £6, child return £3.50.
Services F1 and F2
Adult return £4, child return £2.50.
Return tickets issued by Greenwave Park and Ride service are accepted on this service.
Service F20 (boarding Newbury Bus Station to Pipers Way)
Adult return £7.50, child return £4.50.
Service F20 (boarding Colthrop Lane to Theale)
Adult return £7, child return £4.
Service F20 (boarding Calcot Sainsbury's to Madejski Stadium (yellow zone))
Adult return £5, child return £3.
All single tickets are 50p less, except F20 service from Colthrop Lane onwards which is £1 less for adults.
Mereoak Park & Ride shuttle; adult return £3.50, solo £1.70 Group return (up to 5 people, max 3 adults) £7. Concessionary passes cannot be used on Mereoak Park and Ride shuttle buses.
Click Here for the Mereoak timetable information.
The first Greenwave-Madejski service will operate along with service F1 and stops under the old bingo hall at Reading Station while works are underway. Use stop EF (station road) at the Stadium for the return journey to Reading Station.
951 Basingstoke - Tadley - Burghfield Common
952 Farnborough - Yateley - Sandhurst - Crowthorne
953 Wokingham - Emmbrook - Winnersh
Return ticket prices
Family ticket (up to 2 adults + up to 3 children) £15
A full Stagecoach football timetable is available here.
General bus info
Concessionary fares / exact change
Concessionary Pass Holders may travel free on football services on production of a valid pass. Travelcards, day & group tickets are not valid. Drivers do not carry change so please have exact fares prepared.
Kick off changes
The timetables published have details for games with 3pm kick off times When a fixture is moved, the timetable will move by the same amount of time. EG for a 1pm kick off, buses simply run two hours earlier than the 3pm kick off time.
The nearest railway station to Madejski Stadium is Reading. From the station you can take a Greenwave Park & Ride service. Greenwave does not leave from the Old Bus Station. These run from the North interchange on Mondays to Fridays but on Saturdays will run from Station Road stop EF instead.
Please note that there is ample town centre parking for access to these buses - Garrard Street, Vastern Road and Broad Street Mall are all within easy walking distance of the Station Hill bus stop.