Unlimited off-peak travel for any 4 days in an 8 day period. The ticket is also valid on buses for all 8 days.

It covers the whole of north Wales and extends as far south as Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury and eastwards to Chester and Crewe.

Explore North and Mid Wales Pass Ticket

It is also valid on First South and West Wales, Arriva Cymru, Cardiff Bus and Stagecoach South Wales bus services within the area and extends to many destinations outside the area. Bus travel and other discounted facilities are available on any day in the chosen period, even if that day is not selected for rail travel.

These heritage railways may offer discounts: Fairbourne Railway; Ffestiniog & Welsh highland Railway; Llanberis Lake Railway; Talyllyn Railway and the Vale of Rheidol Railway, you will need to contact them for details.


The Explore North & Mid Wales Pass allows travel between Crewe and Holyhead on the North Wales coast line and between Shotton and Wrexham. You can also travel between Chester and Shrewsbury and Crewe and Shrewsbury.

It includes the Cambrian and the Cambrian Coast lines from Shrewsbury to Machynlleth, Pwllheli and Aberystwyth plus the Llandudno and Blaneau Ffestiniog branches.

It allows you to easily visit seven of the Welsh narrow gauge railways: the Vale of Rheidol at Aberystwyth, the Talyllyn at Tywyn, the Fairbourne by the Mawddach estuary, the Welshpool & Llanfair at Welshpool and the Ffestiniog, Welsh Highland and Welsh Highland Heritage railways at Porthmadog.


Transport for Wales website
Fairbourne Railway website
Ffestiniog & Welsh highland Railway website
Talyllyn Railway website
Vale of Rheidol Railway website
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway website
Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

see also:
North Wales Rover - a one day rover covering a similar area

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B1

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £76.00
child (5-15): £38.00
16-17 saver: £38.00
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T H V: £50.15
 V child fare: £14.40
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £73.00
2022 - £69.00
2021 - £69.00
2020 - £69.00
2019 - £69.00
2018 - £69.00
2014 - £64.00
2011 - £57.00

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:30

Valid anytime on Conwy Valley services between Llandudno and Blaneau Ffestiniog and between Aberystwyth and Pwllheli

No restrictions at weekends, bank holidays or on buses

train operating companies
Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway, Northern, Transport for Wales

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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


Explore North & Mid Wales Pass route map

Explore North & Mid Wales Pass route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Aberdovey; Abererch; Abergele & Pensarn; Aberystwyth
Bangor; Barmouth; Betws-y-Coed; Bleanau Ffestiniog; Bodorgan; Borth; Bow Street; Buckley
Caergwrle; Caersws; Cefn-y-Bedd; Chester; Chirk; Colwyn Bay; Conwy; Crewe; Criccieth
Deganwy; Dolgarrog; Dolwyddelan; Dovey Junction; Dyffryn Ardudwy
Fairbourne; Flint
Glan Conwy; Gobowen; Gwersyllt
Harlech; Hawarden; Holyhead; Hope
Llanaber; Llanbedr; Llandanwg; Llandecwyn; Llandudno; Llandudno Junction; Llanfairfechan; Llanfairpwll; Llanrwst; Llwyngwril
Machynlleth; Minffordd; Morfa Mawddach
Nantwich; Newtown; North Llanrwst
Penhelig; Penmaenmawr; Penrhyndeudraeth; Pensarn; Penychain; Penyffordd; Pont-y-Pant; Porthmadog; Prees; Prestatyn; Pwllheli
Rhosneigr; Rhyl; Roman Bridge; Ruabon
Shotton; Shrewsbury
Talybont; Tal-y-Cafn; Talsarnau; Tonfanau; Ty Croes; Tygwyn; Tywyn
Welshpool; Wem; Whitchurch; Wrenbury; Wrexham Central; Wrexham General