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Bus Improvements and Changes in Slough from Sunday 27 August 2023

A number of bus routes in Slough are changing from Sunday 27 August. Where there is no Sunday service the change starts from Tuesday 29 August. 
All buses in Slough run a Sunday service on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August. 

* there are no changes to the Monday to Saturday daytime routes 12, 13 (First Beeline)

Please check your times carefully as some journeys may run significantly earlier or later than previously.

£2 fare cap has been extended: 1 January – now until 31 October 2023

You can “get around for £2” by bus from 1 January to 31 October 2023, thanks to a national government bus fare cap scheme. Most bus fares are capped at £2 for a single. Bus companies in Slough which are participating: Carousel Buses, First Bus Berkshire & Thames Valley (First Beeline), Reading Buses, Red Eagle Buses, Redline Buses and Thames Valley Buses. Did you know you can already get around on the route 81 (TfL) for £1.75 single?

Slough Bus Station closed

Following a fire in the early hours of Saturday 29 October 2022 Slough Bus Station is closed until further notice. All bus routes in Slough are instead using bus stops in Wellington Street, Brunel Way, High Street and Windsor Road.

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Bus operators in Slough

You can contact each bus operator for more information about their services. Their contact details, websites and mobile apps are listed below.

Bear Buses

  • Route 305

Bear Buses do not have a website, but you can visit website for route 305 timetable.

Telephone Bear Buses on 020 8867 0617.

Carousel Buses

  • Routes 103, 106, 107, 583.

Visit the Carousel website or download the Carousel app.

Telephone Carousel on 01494 450151.

For information on how to travel safely during the pandemic, visit Carousel's latest COVID-19 updates page.

First Bus Berkshire & The Thames Valley (First Beeline)

  • Routes 3, 6, 7, 8, 12 (Mon-Sat daytimes), 13, A4 and X74

Visit the First Bus Berkshire & The Thames Valley website or download the First Bus app.

Telephone First Bus on 0345 646 0707.

Reading Buses

  • Routes 702 and 703

Visit the Windsor Express web page or download the Windsor Express app  (part way down the page).

Telephone Reading Buses on 0118 959 4000.

For information on how to travel safely during the pandemic, visit Reading Buses' keeping you safe past 19 July page. For the latest update visit Reading Buses’ face coverings on buses page.

Red Eagle Buses

  • Routes 63 and 68

Visit the Red Eagle website or telephone 01296 630402.

Redline Buses

  • Route WP1

Visit the Redline website or telephone 01296 426786.

Stewarts Coaches

  • Route BR

Visit the Stewarts Coaches Bath Road Central webpage or telephone 0845 257 9845.

For information on how to travel safely during the pandemic, visit the National Express Transport Solutions' Covid-19 advice and updates page.

Thames Valley Buses

  • Routes 2, 5, 12 (Mon - Sat evenings and Sundays and Public Holidays), 15, 53

Visit the Thames Valley Buses website or download the app.

Telephone Thames Valley Buses on 0118 973 3486.

Transport for London (TfL)

  • Route 81

Visit the TfL Buses webpage or download the TfL Go app

Telephone TfL on 0343 222 1234.

For information on how to travel safely during the pandemic, visit the TfL Coronavirus page.

Community Transport

If your mobility is restricted or if you have difficulty using public transport, please contact Slough Community Transport.

Live bus updates

Want to know how your bus is running?

Visit the Traveline website and select "Live times".

You can also text a bus stop code to 84268 and get an automated text back, normally in less than a minute, with the next buses from that stop. 

In Slough the bus stop codes start with “slg” (eg. “slgdatg”). If texting 84268, you can also add a route number (leaving a space after the bus stop code, eg. "slgdatg 8") to show just the next buses on that route from that stop.

The times are specific to an individual stop for travel in one direction. The code for the stop in the other direction will be different. A clock time (e.g. 0935) will be shown if the information comes from timetables or an expected waiting time (e.g. 5 mins) if it comes from a real-time information system.

Your mobile operator may charge you for your text to 84268 (this usually costs around 10p), and Traveline charges you 25p for the text that they send back.

For more information, visit the Traveline services page.