Unlimited off-peak travel for 7 consecutive days centred around the Great West Way .
Bus travel in the area is also included.

The Great West Way® is a 125-mile touring route between London, Bath and Bristol based on ancient routes.


The Great West Way Discoverer Global 7 Day Pass allows travel between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham; London Waterloo to Bristol Temple Meads via Salisbury and Westbury; Reading to Westbury via Pewsey; Westbury to Frome; Swindon to Westbury and the Thames Valley branch lines to Windsor & Eton Central, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames.

The following bus routes are also included:
X2 and X32 between Oxford and Wantage – Thames Travel, Connector service
X38/X39 & X40, Reading, Henley, Wallingford, Oxford – Thames Travel, River Rapids service
X5 Salisbury, Amersbury, Pewsey, Marlborough, Swindon – Salisbury Reds service
Green Line services 702 and 703 between Heathrow, Windsor and LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Reading Buses services excluding Greenwave, Kennections football and special event services
49 Trans-Wilts-Express, Swindon, Trowbridge – Stagecoach West service
55 Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham – Stagecoach West GOLD service
S6 Swindon, Faringdon, Oxford – Stagecoach West GOLD service
80/81 Swindon – Malborough – Stagecoach West service
All First West of England services except the Bristol Flyer services


GWR website
GWR route map
NRE website
Great West Way website

see also:
Gt West Way Discoverer East Pass - The eastern end of the GW Way
Gt West Way Discoverer West Pass - The western end of the GW Way

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £285.50
child (5-15): £142.75
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T H FF: £256.90
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
H = HM Forces
FF = Family & Friends

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:20 until midnight except for departures from Paddington between 16:40-19:16 inclusive

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

train operating companies
Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

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


Great West Way Discoverer Global 7 day Pass route map
(rail lines only see GWR map for bus routes)

Great West Way Discoverer Global route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acton Main Line; Aldermaston; Andover; Avoncliff Basingstoke; Bath Spa; Bedwyn; Berrylands; Bradford-on-Avon; Bristol Temple Meads; Brookwood; Burnham; Byfleet and New Haw
Chippenham; Cholsey; Clapham Junction
Didcot Parkway; Dilton Marsh
Ealing Broadway; Esher
Farnborough; Fleet; Freshford; Frome
Grateley; Goring & Streatley
Hanwell; Hayes & Harlington; Hersham; Hook; Hungerford
Keynsham; Kintbury
Langley; London Paddington; London Waterloo
Maidenhead; Melksham; Midgham
Newbury; Newbury Racecourse; New Malden
Oldfield Park; Overton
Pangbourne; Pewsey
Queenstown Road
Raynes Park; Reading; Reading West
Salisbury; Slough; Southall; Surbiton; Swindon
Taplow; Thatcham; Theale; Tilehurst; Trowbridge; Twyford
Walton-on-Thames; Warminster; Westbury; West Byfleet; West Drayton; West Ealing; Weybridge; Whitchurch; Wimbledon; Winchfield; Woking