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 south Wales and extends as far north as Shrewsbury and east to Gloucester.

Explore South Wales Pass Ticket

It is also valid on First South and West Wales, Cardiff Bus, Arriva Cymru and Stagecoach South Wales bus services in the area and many that extend 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.

The Dean Forest Railway and Gwili Railway may offer discounts, you will need to contact them for details.


The Explore South Wales Pass allows travel from Gloucester through Cardiff and Swansea to the ports of Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Fishguard Harbour in south west Wales.

All the Welsh valley lines are included and the whole of the Central Wales Line between Swansea, Llanelli and Shrewsbury and the Marches Line between Newport and Shrewsbury via Hereford.


Transport for Wales website
Dean Forest Railway
Gwili Railway

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 west of Carmarthen and on the Central Wales Line between Swansea and Shrewsbury

No restrictions at weekends and bank holidays or on buses

train operating companies
Great Western Railway, 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


Explore South Wales Pass route map

Explore South Wales Pass route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Aber; Abercynon; Aberdare; Abergavenny; Ammanford
Baglan; Bargoed; Barry; Barry Docks; Barry Island; Birchgrove; Bridgend; Brithdir; Briton Ferry; Broome; Bucknell; Builth Road; Bynea
Cadoxton; Caerphilly; Caldicot; Cardiff Bay; Cardiff Central; Cardiff Queen Street; Carmarthen; Cathays; Chepstow; Church Stretton; Cilmeri; Clarbeston Road; Clunderwen; Cogan; Coryton; Craven Arms; Crosskeys; Cwmbach; Cwmbran; Cynghordy
Danescourt; Dinas Powys; Dinas Rhondda; Dingle Road; Dolau
Eastbrook; Ebbw Vale Parkway; Ebbw Vale Town; Energlyn & Churchill Park
Fairwater; Fernhill; Ferryside; Ffairfach; Fishguard & Goodwick; Fishguard Harbour
Garth; Gilfach Fargoed; Gloucester; Gowerton; Grangetown
Haverfordwest; Heath High Level; Heath Low Level; Hengoed; Hereford; Hopton Heath
Kidwelly; Kilgetty; Knighton; Knucklas
Lamphey; Leominster; Lisvane & Thornhill; Llanbister Road; Llanbradach; Llandaff; Llandeilo; Llandovery; Llandrindod; Llandybie; Llanelli; Llangadog; Llangammarch; Llangennech; Llangynllo; Llanharan; Llanhilleth; Llanishen; Llansamlet; Llantwit Major; Llanwrda; Llanwrtyd; Llwynypia; Ludlow; Lydney
Maesteg; Maesteg Ewenny Road; Manorbier; Merthyr Tydfil; Merthyr Vale; Milford Haven; Mountain Ash
Narberth; Neath; Newbridge; Newport; Ninian Park
Pantyffynnon; Pembroke; Pembroke Dock; Pembrey & Burry Port; Penally; Penarth; Pencoed; Pengam; Penrhiwceiber; Pentre-Bach; Pen-y-Bont; Pontarddulais; Pontlottyn; Pontypool & New Inn; Pontypridd; Pontyclun; Porth; Port Talbot Parkway; Pye Corner; Pyle
Quakers Yard
Radyr; Rhiwbina; Rhoose Cardiff Airport; Rhymney; Risca & Pontymister; Rogerstone
Sarn; Saundersfoot; Severn Tunnel Jn; Shrewsbury; Skewen; Sugar Loaf; Swansea
Taffs Well; Tenby; Tir-Phil; Tondu; Ton Pentre; Tonypandy; Trefforest; Trefforest Estate; Trehafod; Treherbert; Treorchy; Troed-y-rhiw; Ty Glas
Waun-Gron Park; Whitchurch; Whitland; Wildmill
Ynyswen; Ystrad Rhondda; Ystrad Mynach