Unlimited off-peak travel for one day centered around Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

East Midlands Day Ranger ticket

The area extends from Crewe in the west to Peterborough and Lincoln in the east, to Matlock, Alfreton and Worksop in the north and to Leicester, Nuneaton and Tamworth in the south.


The East Midlands Day Ranger allows travel from Derby to Matlock, Crewe and Tamworth; from Nottingham to Alfreton, Worksop, Lincoln and Grantham and from Leicester to Peterborough and Nuneaton.

Two separate circular journeys can be made: Derby-Tamorth-Nuneaton-Leicester-Derby and Nottingham-Grantham-Peterborough-Leicester-Nottingham.

Note that between Grantham and Peterborough the East Midlands Day Ranger is NOT VALID on London North Eastern Railway.

Note also that the East Midlands Day Ranger area is different from the East Midlands Rover area.


NRE website

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

From 11th June 2023

adult: £46.20
child (5-15): £23.10
16-17 saver: £23.10
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £30.50
 FF H child fare: £8.80
 V child fare: £18.50
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 - £46.20
2022 - £43.60
2021 - £41.00
2020 - £41.00
2019 - £39.90
2018 - £38.70
2014 - £35.40
2011 - £31.00

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 on London North Eastern Railway
Not valid between Lincoln and Worksop

train operating companies
CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Northern

Online: X
Train conductor: *
Station ticket office:
Ticket Vending Machine: 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


East Midlands Day Ranger route map

East Midlands Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Alfreton; Alsager; Ambergate; Aslockton; Atherstone; Attenbororugh
Barrow-upon-Soar; Beeston; Belper; Bingham; Bleasby; Blythe Bridge; Bottesford; Bulwell; Burton Joyce; Burton-on-Trent
Carlton; Collingham; Creswell; Crewe; Cromford
Derby; Duffield
East Midlands Parkway; Elton & Orston
Hinckley; Hucknall; Hykeham
Kidsgrove; Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Langley Mill; Langwith-Whaley Thorns; Leicester; Lincoln Central; Long Eaton; Longport; Longton; Loughborough; Lowdham
Mansfield; Mansfield Woodhouse; Matlock; Matlock Bath; Melton Mowbray
Narborough; Netherfield; Newark Castle; Newstead; Nottingham; Nuneaton
Peartree; Peterborough; Polesworth
Radcliffe-on-Trent; Rolleston
Shirebrook; Sileby; South Wigston; Spondon; Stamford; Stoke-on-Trent; Sutton Parkway; Swinderby; Syston
Tamworth; Thirgarton; Tutbury & Hatton
Whatstandwell; Whitwell; Willington; Worksop