Unlimited off-peak travel for one day between Reading and Bedwyn and Reading and Basingstoke.

Kennet Day Ranger ticket


The Kennet Day Ranger allows travel between Reading and Bedwyn on the "Berks & Hants" line via Aldermaston, Thatcham, Newbury and Hungerford and between Reading and Basingstoke via Mortimer and Bramley.


GWR website
GWR route map
NRE website

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B1

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £16.50
child (5-15): £8.25
16-17 saver: £8.25
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V N: £10.90
 FF H V N child fare: £3.30
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
FF = Family & Friends
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans
N = Network

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £15.50
2022 - £14.50
2021 - £13.50
2020 - £13.50
2019 - £13.00
2018 - £12.40
2014 - £13:50
2011 - £12.00

Note that the Network railcard has a weekday minimum fare of £13.00

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:30 or from when the off-peak day return becomes valid if earlier but 2T railcard not valid until 09:30 and NW railcard not valid until 10:00

Also not valid for travel on the following departures from Reading:
17:01 to Exeter St Davids
17:30 to Penzance
18:00 to Paignton
17:40 to Frome
19:00 to Exeter SD / Plymouth
19:30 to Plymouth / Penzance

train operating companies
Cross Country, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Online :
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


Kennet Day Ranger route map

Kennet Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Basingstoke; Bedwyn; Bramley
Hungerford; Kintbury
Midgham; Mortimer
Newbury; Newbury Racecourse
Reading; Reading Green Park; Reading West
Thatcham; Theale