Unlimited off-peak travel for one day in the Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester areas extending from Manchester Victoria in the north to Whitchurch in the south, from West Kirby and New Brighton in the west to Hadfield, Glossop and New Mills_Central in the east encompassing Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Buxton, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

Cheshire Day Ranger ticket


The Cheshire Day Ranger allows travel between Liverpool and Manchester via both Warrington and St.Helens and between Chester and Crewe.

From Manchester it is valid between Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe and Chester and along the branches to Glossop, Hadfield and Buxton and as far as New Mills_Central on the Sheffield line.

Also between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe via Alsager and as far as Whitchurch on the Crewe-Shrewsbury line and on the West Coast Main Line it is valid between Warrington Bank Quay and Crewe.


Northern website
Northern route map

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £29.80
child (5-15): £14.90
16-17 saver: £14.90
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £19.65
 FF H V child fare: £5.65
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
FF = Family & Friends
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £28.40
2022 - £26.80
2021 - £25.20
2020 - £25.20
2019 - £24.50
2018 - £23.80
2014 - £22.00

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00 but 2T railcard not valid until 09:30

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

route restrictions
Not valid east of Manchester Victoria

train operating companies
Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

Online: X
Train conductor: *
Station ticket office:
Ticket Vending Machine (TVM): i Northern Ticket Vending Machines now sell most ranger and rover tickets but at the moment only for same-day travel (rather prohibitive for distant areas)

Some Avanti West Coast station TVMs for example Crewe, now sell local rangers and rovers.

A number of PTE areas sell local rangers from TVMs in their area e.g. South Yorkshire, Strathclyde and West Midlands


Cheshire Day Ranger route map

Cheshire Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acton Bridge; Adlington; Aigburth; Alderley Edge; Alsager; Altrincham; Ardwick; Ashburys; Ashley
Bache; Bebington; Belle Vue; Bidston; Birchwood; Birkenhead Central; Birkenhead North; Birkenhead Park; Birkenhead Hamilton Sq; Bramhall; Bredbury; Brinnington; Broadbottom; Broad Green; Bromborough; Bromborough Rake; Brunswick; Burnage; Buxton
Capenhurst; Chapel-en-le-Frith; Chassen Road; Cheadle Hulme; Chelford;Chester; Congleton; Conway Park; Cressington; Crewe; Cuddington
Davenport; Deansgate; Delamere; Dinting; Disley; Dove Holes
Earlestown; East Didsbury; Eastham Rake; Eccles; Edge Hill; Ellesmere Port
Fairfield; Flixton; Flowery Field; Frodsham; Furness Vale
Gatley; Glazebrook; Glossop; Godley; Goostrey; Gorton; Greenbank; Green Lane; Guide Bridge
Hadfield; Hale; Halewood; Handforth; Hartford; Hattersley; Hawarden Bridge; Hazel Grove; Heald Green; Heaton Chapel; Helsby; Heswall; Holmes Chapel; Hooton; Hough Green; Hoylake; Humphrey Park; Hunts Cross; Huyton; Hyde Central; Hyde North
Ince & Elton; Irlam
James Street
Kidsgrove; Knutsford
Lea Green; Leasowe; Levenshulme; Little Sutton; Liverpool Central; Liverpool Lime Street; Liverpool South Parkway; Longport; Lostock Gralam
Macclesfield; Manchester Airport; Manchester Oxford Road; Manchester Piccadilly; Manchester Victoria; Manor Road; Marple; Mauldeth Road; Meols; Middlewood; Mobberley; Moorfields; Moreton; Mossley Hill; Mouldsworth
Nantwich; Navigation Road; Neston; New Brighton; New Mills Central; New Mills Newtown; Newton for Hyde; Newton-le-Willows; Northwich
Padgate; Patricroft; Plumley; Port Sunlight; Poynton; Prestbury
Rainhill; Reddish North; Roby; Rock Ferry; Romiley; Rose Hill Marple; Runcorn; Runcorn East; Ryder Brow
Sandbach; Sankey for Penketh; Shotton; Spital; Stanlow & Thornton; St Helens Junction; St Michaels; Stockport; Stoke-on-Trent; Strines; Styal
Trafford Park
Upton; Urmston
Wallasey Grove Road; Wallasey Village; Warrington Bank Quay; Warrington Central; Warrington West; Wavertree Technology Park; West Allerton; West Kirby; Whaley Bridge; Whiston; Whitchurch; Widnes; Wilmslow; Winsford; Woodley; Woodsmoor; Wrenbury