Below are details of the three main ways of purchasing tickets for RailAir - online (e-ticket), smart phone (mTickets on the First Bus App) and over the counter (standard tickets). For the best prices always purchase in advance online at www.railair.com.
e-ticket Prices - online at www.railair.com
Tickets can be purchased online at www.railair.com up to 17:00 hours the day before travel. An e-ticket will be emailed to you. You can either print it, show it on your phone (please ensure you have enough battery on the phone, if you cannot show it, it will not be valid) or write down the e-ticket code along with your name, to show to staff when required.
|Ticket type||Single||Day Return||Period Return||Early
|Child (aged 5-15)||£9.00||£10.00||£13.59||£8.00|
|with Railcard (16-25, Senior, Disabled or HM Forces only)||£13.20||£13.90||£18.50|
|Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)||£55.00||£40.00|
Early Bird tickets can be singles, day returns or period returns and are automatically generated when booking online between 2 and 3 months in advance. Please refer to the special Early Bird conditions during the booking process and under our FAQs.
mTicket Prices - First Bus App
Our First Bus App allows customers who have not been able to book in advance online to still save money and time by purchasing tickets using their Android or iPhone smart phones. We've introduced a new 10 single Journeys Carnet ticket which is valid for 10 trips within 12 months of purchase and our intention is to widen the range of tickets available.
|Ticket type||Single||Day Return||Period Return||31-Day
(16-25, Senior, Disabled or HM Forces only)
Simply download the free First Bus App from the Apple App store or Google Play. Then buy any of the tickets shown above and once activated, show it to a member of staff when required. For more information, please see the FAQ section of our website. Please do not activate tickets until you are about to board the coach.
Standard Ticket Prices - including RailAir Lounge and Heathrow
The following ticket options are available on the day (before you board) at Reading (RailAir Lounge and from our driver) and Heathrow (Central Bus Station and Terminal 5). At Heathrow National Express they charge an additional handling fee. You can avoid this by buying directly from our driver.
|Child (aged 5-15)||£10.00||£11.00||£14.00|
|with Railcard (16-25, Senior, Disabled or HM Forces only)||£14.50||£15.80||£19.80|
|Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)||£58.00|
You can also buy tickets in advance from any UK rail station or rail ticketing website at the following prices.
|Child (aged 5-15)||£9.00||£10.00||£13.50|
|with Railcard (16-25, Senior, Disabled or HM Forces only)||£13.20||£13.50||£18.90|
|Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)||£50.00|
Only 16-25, Senior, Disabled and HM Forces railcards are accepted, and these should be produced with the ticket when boarding.
Prices valid from 2nd November 2018