Connect Tickets 2022 on local bus services, and railcards for train travel Buses continue to provide a cost-effective travel solution and they’ve made some great improvements for family and group travel.

So, if you fancy getting out and about over the summer, why not use the bus to get there?

From 1 August, they introduced a new Connect Group Day Ticket for up to 4 people to travel together on the bus.

This can be any combination of adults and/or children. As with most Connect tickets, there are two types available:

  • £10.00 for an Urban ticket
  • £16.50 for a Rural ticket

For even better value, until 4 September the Rural ticket will only cost £15.00

Connect Tickets 2022 is the branding for the network of bus services in West Berkshire. The ‘Connect’ initiative includes  great value tickets [375.67KB]  for customers travelling on bus services supported by the council and on many other local routes, saving money for frequent travellers as well as occasional users.

Connect Tickets 2022  can be bought in advance using the Newbury and District app, meaning you can use your phone as your ticket. The app, developed by the bus company, is free to download for Android or Apple phones, just search ‘Newbury and District’ in the app or play store.

Alternatively, you can buy ‘Connect’ tickets from the driver when you board the bus. As well as cash, West Berkshire Council, Newbury and District and Reading Buses accept contactless card payments and mobile payment using AndroidPay or ApplePay, on the commercial and supported services that they operate.

For full details of the ‘Connect’ tickets see our Connect tickets and fares summary [375.67KB] . You can also contact the Transport Services Team if you have a specific enquiry about tickets or fares.

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Contactless Payments

West Berkshire Council Connect bus services supports contactless payments  – 5, 5a, 5c, 41, 44 and 47. This will make travelling a lot more convenient with contactless payments being available on more bus services in West Berkshire. Contactless is the fast, easy and secure way to pay for transactions under £100.  All you need is a contactless-enabled card or mobile with Apple Pay or Google Pay installed and ready to use. 

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Contactless FAQ

Can I pay part cash part contactless on the bus?
You are unable to pay part cash, part contactless on board the bus. 

Which contactless cards can I use?
Contactless payment cards issued for Visa, Mastercard and Maestro can be used. We’re unable to accept payments by Amercian Express.

Can you use Apple/Google Pay on the bus?
Yes, you can use Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Which tickets can I buy with contactless?
You can buy any tickets up to the value of £100

Connect Tickets 2022  | Railcards

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) operates a range of Railcard schemes that offer discounted travel by train, including the Disabled Persons Railcard.

Tickets and Fares




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