Unlimited off-peak travel for either any 3 days in a 7 day period or any 8 days in a 15 day period.

Freedom of the South West Rover Ticket

The area includes the whole of Devon and Cornwall and extends from Great Malvern and Worcester in the north to Weymouth and Portsmouth in the south and from Cardiff in the west to Swindon in the east and encompasses Bristol, Exeter, Salisbury and Southampton.


With the Freedom of the South West Rover you can travel along the Great Western Main Line all the way from Swindon to Penzance and along the London and South Western Main Line from Eastleigh to Weymouth as well as the West of England Line from Salisbury to Exeter St.Davids.

All the Devon and Cornish branch lines are included: Barnstaple, Exmouth, Paignton, Gunnislake and Okehampton in Devon and Looe, Newquay, Falmouth and St.Ives in Cornwall.

You can travel the whole of the Cardiff to Portsmouth Harbour route via Bristol, Bath, Westbury, Salisbury and Southampton and the Severn Beach and Lymington Pier branches and includes the English Riviera seaside towns of Torquay and Paignton.


GWR website
GWR route map
NRE website 3 in 7
NRE website 8 in 15

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

3 in 7 days:

adult: £129.50
child (5-15): £64.75
16-17 saver: £64.75
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £85.50
 FF H V child fare: £25.60

8 in 15 days:

adult: £180.00
child (5-15): £90.25
16-17 saver: £90.25
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £119.10
 H child fare: £45.10
 FF V child fare: £35.70 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)
3 in 7 days:
2023 - £123.50
2022 - £116.50
2021 - £109.00
2020 - £109.00
2019 - £106.00
2018 - £102.60
2014 - £79.00
2011 - £70.00
8 in 15 days:
2023 - £172.00
2022 - £162.50
2021 - £152.50
2020 - £152.50
2019 - £148.50
2018 - £144.00
2014 - £109.00
2011 - £95.00

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

Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier:
All Exeter-Barnstaple trains
All trains to/from St Ives
08:22 Westbury-Paignton
08:35 Barnstaple-Exmouth
08:54 Exmouth-Exeter

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

train operating companies
CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Transport for Wales

Online at GWR :
Online at SWR :
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


Freedom of the South West Rover route map

Freedom of the South West Rover route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Ashchurch for Tewkesbury; Ashurst New Forest; Avoncliff; Avonmouth; Axminster
Barnstaple; Bath Spa; Beaulieu Road; Bedminster; Bere Alston; Bere Ferrers; Bitterne; Bodmin Parkway; Bournemouth; Bradford-on-Avon; Branksome; Bridgwater; Bristol Parkway; Bristol Temple Meads; Brockenhurst; Bruton; Bugle; Bursledon
Caldicot; Calstock; Cam & Dursley; Camborne; Carbis Bay; Cardiff Central; Castle Cary; Causeland; Chandlers Ford; Chapelton; Cheltenham Spa; Chepstow; Chetnole; Chippenham; Christchurch; Clifton Down; Coombe Jn Halt; Copplestone; Cosham; Cranbrook; Crediton; Crewkerne
Dawlish; Dawlish Warren; Dean; Devonport; Devonport Dockyard; Digby & Sowton; Dilton Marsh; Dorchester South; Dorchester West
Eastleigh; Eggesford; Exeter Central; Exeter St Davids; Exeter St Thomas; Exmouth; Exton
Falmouth Docks; Falmouth Town; Fareham; Feniton; Filton Abbey Wood; Fratton; Freshford; Frome
Gillingham; Gloucester; Great Malvern; Gunnislake
Hamble; Hamworthy; Hayle; Highbridge & Burnham; Hilsea; Hinton Admiral; Holton Heath; Honiton
Kemble; Keyham; Keynsham; Kings Nympton
Lapford; Lawrence Hill; Lelant; Lelant Saltings; Liskeard; Looe; Lostwithiel; Luxulyan; Lydney; Lymington Town; Lymington Pier; Lympstone Commando; Lympstone Village
Maiden Newton; Malvern Link; Marsh Barton; Melksham; Menheniot; Millbrook; Montpelier; Morchard Road; Moreton; Mottisfont & Dunbridge
Nailsea & Blackwell; Netley; Newcourt; Newport; New Milton; Newquay; Newton Abbot; Newton St Cyres
Okehampton; Oldfield
Paignton; Par; Park; Parkstone; Parson Street; Patchway; Penmere; Penryn; Penzance; Perranwell; Pilning; Pinhoe; Plymouth; Pokesdown; Polsloe Bridge; Poole; Portchester; Portsmouth Arms; Portsmouth & Southsea; Portsmouth Harbour
Portway Park & Ride
Quintrell Downs
Redbridge; Redland; Reduth; Roche; Romsey
Salisbury; Saltash; Sampford Courtenay; Sandplace; Sea Mills; Severn Beach; Severn Tunnel Jn; Sherborne; Shirehampton; Sholing; Southampton Airport Parkway; Southampton Central; St Andrews Road; St Austell; St Budeaux Ferry Road;
St Budeaux Victoria Road; St Columb Road; St Denys; St Erth; St Germans; St Ives; St James Park; St Keyne Wishing Well Halt; Stapleton Road; Starcross; Stonehouse; Stroud; Swanwick; Sway; Swaythling; Swindon
Taunton; Teignmouth; Templecombe; Thornford; Tisbury; Tiverton Parkway; Topsham; Torquay; Torre; Totnes; Totton; Trowbridge; Truro
Umberleigh; Upwey
Wareham; Warminster; Westbury; Weston Milton; Weston-super-Mare; Weymouth; Whimple; Wool; Woolston; Worcester Foregate Street; Worcester Shrub Hill; Worle
Yate; Yatton; Yeoford; Yeovil Junction; Yeovil Pen Mill; Yetminster