West Berkshire Council

Farepaying Home to School Transport

For pupils who are not entitled to free home to school transport to apply for a spare seat on a school bus to school or college

What is the Farepayer Scheme?

The Farepayer Scheme offers any spare seats on our school buses to school pupils and post-16 students who live in West Berkshire, and who are not eligible for free transport. 

There's no guarantee of a place as we don't provide extra seats for farepayers. These are spare seats on existing services, offered on a discretionary basis.

Applications received after seats have been initially allocated are only approved subject to availability. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss.

For full details and prices please read the pdf icon Fare Payer Scheme 2021-22 [576kb] or pdf icon Fare Payer Scheme 2022-23 [576kb].

For pupils

Pupils should read the pdf icon behaviour code [398kb] as they'll be expected to follow this when using our transport.

Post-16 students should also read pdf icon Post 16 Transport Statement 2022 [416kb] and the pdf icon 16-19 Travel Guide [1Mb].

Apply for a place on our Farepayer Scheme

You can apply online for a place on our Farepayer scheme.

Who To Contact

West Berkshire Council's Client Transport Team for enquiries about our Farepayer Scheme

01635 503494