Coronavirus service update
From Monday 11 January many local bus services will be running to revised timetables.
Most Courtney Buses services will be operating to a Saturday timetable, Reading Buses to a school holiday timetable, and Stagecoach to a reduced timetable.
For more detailed information please check operator websites and apps.
Important changes to bus services
Withdrawal of 162/162A service
Following a value for money review of bus routes, the council is withdrawing the above service after 12 February 2021.
Extended 299 service
To reduce the impact of the above change, the route of the existing 299 service will be extended and the frequency improved from Monday 15 February 2021.
There has been a history of poor patronage on the evening services since they were introduced when the Lexicon opened in 2017. Recent circumstances have made the situation worse. The council are therefore suspending the supported evening services after 12 February 2021, with the intention to re-introduce them when the Deck development in the town centre is complete.
There will be a new night bus, the N1, departing the bus station at 11pm, Monday to Saturday.
For more details on all these changes please visit the Courtney Buses website.
Bus routes and timetables
The council does not operate bus services in Bracknell Forest, although it does contribute financially towards some services and therefore sets the route and timetable for these services.
Operates local services in Bracknell and to:
- Wexham Park Hospital
For route maps and timetables to these services please go to the Courtney Buses website: 53, 108, 150, 151/151A, 156, 157, 158, 162/162A, 171, 172, 192, 194, 299 and 598.
Operates services to:
- Reading through Wokingham or Arborfield
- London through Legoland, Windsor and Slough
- Heathrow Terminal 5
For timetables of the 3B, 4 and X4 services, and the 702 and 703 GreenLine services please go to the Reading Buses website.
Online journey planner
You can also use the Traveline website to find more detailed bus timetable or route information. Where appropriate, the Traveline website also includes information about using other types of public transport for your journey.
Real time information
Courtney Buses and Reading Buses are fitted with special tracking technology as they are driven round their routes. This makes it possible to predict when a bus is likely to arrive at each stop and to plan journeys better.
To get this information, you can:
- download the free Courtney Buses app to your smart phone
- download the free Reading Buses app to your smart phone
Shelters managed by the council are inspected regularly. If you notice any damage or vandalism please use our bus enquiry form to let us know.
Some of the older looking, green coloured bus shelters are the responsibility of Bracknell Town Council. You can report issues to them online or by calling 01344 420079.
PlusBus is a discounted bus ticket for people making a combined rail and bus journey. It allows unlimited local bus travel around town at the start, the end, or on both ends of your train journey.
For more information, and a map showing the area you can use a Bracknell PlusBus ticket, visit the PlusBus website.
Funding for supported bus services
The council has been successful in bidding for funding from central government for supported bus services. The award of £80,922 will be spread over two years and will enable the council to continue supporting evening bus services which provide access for Bracknell residents to the Lexicon’s evening economy.