Unlimited off-peak travel for either any 4 days in an 8 day period or 7 consecutive days.

North West Rover ticket

It extends from Dumfries and Lockerbie in the north to Chester and Stockport in the south and from Merseyside and The Wirral in the west to Hexham and Leeds in the east and includes the Settle and Carlisle and Cumbrian Coast lines.


The North West Rover allows travel along the West Coast Main Line between Lockerbie and Warrington Bank Quay and across country between Blackpool and Leeds via Preston, Blackburn and Bradford and between Liverpool and Leeds via Manchester and Huddersfield. You can also travel between Chester and Manchester via both Warrington and Altrincham.

It is also valid over the whole of the Cumbrian Coast Line from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness via Workington and Whitehaven as well as the Carnforth-Skipton and the Settle and Carlisle lines. Branch lines included are Windermere, Morecambe/Heysham, Clitheroe and Colne.

You can visit the East Lancashire Railway at Bury and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway alighting at Ravenglass, a 10% discount off single and return fares may be available at the latter with the rover ticket.


Northern website
Northern route map
East Lancashire Railway website
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway website

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

4 in 8 days:

adult: £96.80
child (5-15): £48.40
16-17 saver: £48.40
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £63.85
 FF H V child fare: £18.35

7 days:

adult: £115.40
child (5-15): £57.70
16-17 saver: £57.70
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £76.15
 FF H V child fare: £21.90
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)
4 in 8 days:
2023 - £92.20
2022 - £87.10
2021 - £81.80
2020 - £81.80
2019 - £79.50
2018 - £77.00
2014 - £70.00
2011 - £60.00
7 days:
2023 - £110.00
2022 - £103.90
2021 - £97.60
2020 - £97.60
2019 - £94.90
2018 - £92.00
2014 - £85.00
2011 - £74.00

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00 but valid anytime between Carlisle and Barrow in Furness and from Lockerbie to Carlisle but 2T railcard Not valid until 09:30

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

route restrictions
Not valid on Grand Central

train operating companies
Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

Online: X
Train conductor: *
Station ticket office:
Ticket Vending Machine: 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


North West Rover route map

North West Rover route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Accrington; Adlington; Aigburth; Ainsdale; Aintree; Altrincham; Annan; Ansdell & Fairhaven; Apperley Bridge; Appleby; Appley Bridge; Ardwick; Armathwaite; Arnside; Ashburys; Ashley; Ashton-under-Lyne; Askam; Aspatria; Atherton; Aughton Park
Bache; Bamber Bridge; Bank Hall; Bare Lane; Bardon Mill; Barrow-in-Furness; Batley; Bebington; Bentham; Bescar Lane; Bidston; Bingley; Birchwood; Birkdale; Birkenhead Central; Birkenhead Hamilton Sq; Birkenhead North; Birkenhead Park; Blackburn; Blackpool North; Blackpool Pleasure Beach; Blackpool South; Blackrod; Blundellsands & Crosby; Bolton; Bootle; Bootle New Strand; Bootle Oriel Road; Bradford Forster Square; Bradford Interchange; Bramley; Brampton; Braystones; Brierfield; Brighouse; Broad Green; Bromborough; Bromborough Rake; Bromley Cross; Brunswick; Bryn; Buckshaw Parkway; Burnage; Burneside; Burnley Barracks; Burnley Central; Burnley Manchester Road; Burscough Bridge; Burscough Junction
Capenhurst; Cark & Cartmel; Carlisle; Carnforth; Castleton; Chassen Road; Cherry Tree; Chester; Chorley; Clapham; Clifton; Clitheroe; Colne; Cononley; Conway Park; Corkickle; Cottingley; Cressington; Crossflatts; Croston; Cuddington
Daisy Hill; Dalron; Dalston; Darwen; Deansgate; Deighton; Delamere; Dent; Dewsbury; Drigg; Dumfries
Earlestown; East Didsbury; Eastham Rake; Eccles; Eccleston Park; Edge Hill; Ellesmere Port; Entwistle; Euxton Balshaw Lane
Fairfield; Farnworth; Fazakerley; Flimby; Flixton; Formby; Foxfield; Freshfield; Frodsham; Frizinghall
Gargrave; Garsdale; Garswood; Gatley; Gathurst; Giggleswick; Glazebrook; Gorton; Grange-over-Sands; Greenbank; Greenfield; Green Lane; Green Road; Gretna Green; Guide Bridge
Hag Fold; Hale; Halewood; Halifax; Hall-i'-th'-Wood; Hall Road; Haltwhistle; Hapton; Harrington; Hawarden Bridge; Haydon Bridge; Headbolt Lane; Heald Green; Heaton Chapel; Hebden Bridge; Hellifield; Helsby; Heswall; Hexham; Heysham Port; Hightown; Hillside; Hindley; Hooton; Horton-in-Ribblesdale; Horwich Parkway; Hoscar; Hough Green; Hoylake; Huddersfield; Humphrey Park; Huncoat; Hunts Cross; Huyton
Ince; Ince & Elton; Irlam
James Street
Kearsley; Kendal; Kents Bank; Keighley; Kirkby; Kirkby-in-Furness; Kirkby Stephen; Kirkdale; Kirkham & Wesham; Kirkstall Forge; Knutsford
Lancaster; Langho; Langwathby; Layton; Lazonby & Kirkoswald; Lea Green; Leasowe; Leeds; Levenshulme; Leyland; Littleborough; Little Sutton; Liverpool Central; Liverpool Lime Street; Liverpool South Parkway; Lockerbie; Long Preston; Lostock; Lostock Gralam; Lostock Hall; Low Moor; Lytham
Maghull; Maghull North; Manchester Airport; Manchester Oxford Road; Manchester Piccadilly; Manchester Victoria; Manor Road; Marsden; Mauldeth Road; Maryport; Meols; Meols Cop; Mill Hill; Mills Hill; Millom; Mirfield; Mobberley; Moorfields; Moorside; Morecambe; Moreton; Morley; Moses Gate; Mossley; Mossley Hill; Moss Side; Moston; Mouldsworth; Mytholmroyd
Navigation Road; Nelson; Neston; Nethertown; New Brighton; New Lane; New Pudsey; Newton-le-Willows; Northwich
Old Roan; Ormskirk; Orrell; Orrell Park; Oswaldtwistle; Overpool; Oxenholme Lake District
Padgate; Parbold; Parton; Patricroft; Pemberton; Penrith North Lakes; Pleasington; Plumley; Port Sunlight; Poulton-le-Fylde; Prescot; Preston
Rainford; Rainhill; Ramsgreave & Wilpshire; Ravenglass for Eskdale; Ravensthorpe; Ribblehead; Rice Lane; Rishton; Roby; Rochdale; Rock Ferry; Roose; Rose Grove; Rufford; Runcorn East
Salford Central; Salford Crescent; Saltaire; Salwick; Sandhills; Sankey for Penketh; Seaforth & Litherland; Seascale; Sellafield; Settle; Shipley; Shotton; Silecroft; Silverdale; Skipton; Slaithwaite; Smithy Bridge; Southport; Sowerby Bridge; Spital; Squires Gate; St Annes-on-the-Sea; St Bees; St Helens Central; St Helens Junction; St Michaels; Stanlow & Thornton; Stalybridge; Staveley; Steeton & Silsden; Stockport; Swinton
Thatto Heath; Todmorden; Town Green; Trafford Park
Ulverston; Upholland; Upton; Urmston
Walkden; Wallasey; Wallasey Grove Road; Walsden; Village; Walton; Warrington Bank Quay; Warrington Central; Warrington West; Waterloo; Wavertree Technology Park; Wennington; West Allerton; Westhoughton; West Kirby; Wetheral; Whallay; Whiston; Whitehaven; Widnes; Wigan North Western; Wigan Wallgate; Wigton; Windermere; Workington