Unlimited off-peak travel for one day between London Paddington and Tilehurst including Reading West and Winnersh plus the intermediate branch lines to Greenford, Windsor & Eton, Marlow and Henley-on-Thames.

Thames Branches Day Ranger ticket


The Thames Branches Day Ranger allows travel along the Great Western Main Line from London Paddington to Reading and beyond as far as Tilehurst.

It is also valid to Reading West and to Winnersh on the Guildford line and as the name suggests the four Thames Valley branch lines to Greenford, Windsor & Eton Central, Bourne End/Marlow and Henly-on-Thames.


GWR website
GWR route map
NRE website

see also:
Thames Rover - 3 days or 7 days covering a larger area

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code O9

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £26.00
child (5-15): £13.00
16-17 saver: £13.00
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V N: £17.20
 FF H V N child fare: £6.50
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 Card

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £25.00
2022 - £23.50
2021 - £22.00
2020 - £22.00
2019 - £21.50
2018 - £20.60
2014 - £19.00
2011 - £17.50

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: Valid from 09:30 (09:31 from Reading) or from when the off-peak day return becomes valid if earlier. For specific restrictions and easements see the National Rail list here
2T railcard not valid until 09:30 and NW railcard not valid until 10:00

Restrictions do not apply at weekends or bank holidays

Note that there is no Sunday service on the Greenford branch

train operating companies
Elizabeth Line, 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


Thames Branches Day Ranger route map

Thames Branches Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acton Main Line
Bourne End; Burnham
Castle Bar Park; Cookham
Drayton Green
Ealing Broadway; Earley
Furze Platt
Hanwell; Hayes & Harlington; Henley-on-Thames
Langley; London Paddington
Maidenhead; Marlow
Reading; Reading West
Shiplake; Slough; Southall; South Greenford
Taplow; Tilehurst; Twyford
Wargrave; West Drayton; West Ealing; Windsor & Eton Central; Winnersh; Winnersh Triangle