Unlimited off-peak travel along the Thames Valley and beyond for either 3 consecutive days or 7 consecutive days.

Thames Rover ticket

It extends from Moreton-in-Marsh and Banbury in the north to Basingstoke, Guildford and Redhill in the south and from Bedwyn in the west to London Paddington in the east and encompasses Reading, Didcot, Oxford and Newbury plus the Thames Valley branch lines to Greenford, Windsor & Eton Central, Bourne End/Marlow and Henly-on-Thames.


The Thames Rover allows travel along the Great Western Main Line from London Paddington as far as Didcot Parkway then onwards to Banbury and Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh.

On the Berks & Hants line you can travel to Newbury and Bedwyn and from Reading you can go to Guildford and Redhill.

The four Thames Valley branch lines are included: Greenford, Windsor & Eton Central, Bourne End/Marlow and Henly-on-Thames.


GWR website
GWR route map
NRE website 3 days
NRE website 7 days

see also:
Thames Branches Day Ranger - 1 day covering a smaller area

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code O9

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

3 days:

adult: £64.00
child (5-15): £32.00
16-17 saver: £32.00
railcards ⯆
 16 26 DIS SE 2T FF H V N: £42.20
 FF H V child fare: £12.70
 N child fare: £16.00

7 days:

adult: £115.50
child (5-15): £57.75
16-17 saver: £57.75
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V N: £76.20
 FF H V child fare: £22.90
 N child fare: £28.90
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)
3 days:
2023 - £61.00
2022 - £57.50
2021 - £54.00
2020 - £54.00
2019 - £52.50
2018 - £50.80
2014 - £45.00
2011 - £40.00
2023 - £110.00
2022 - £104.00
2021 - £97.50
2020 - £97.50
2019 - £95.00
2018 - £92.20
2014 - £79.00
2011 - £70.00

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

Restrictions do not apply at weekends or bank holidays

train operating companies
Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Elizabeth Line, Great Western Railway, Southern, 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


Thames Rover route map

Thames Rover route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acton Main Line; Aldermaston; Appleford; Ascott-under-Wychwood; Ash
Banbury; Basingstoke; Bedwyn; Betchworth; Blackwater; Bourne End; Bramley; Burnham
Castle Bar Park; Charlbury; Chilworth; Cholsey; Combe; Cookham; Crowthorne; Culham
Didcot Parkway; Dorking Deepdene; Dorking West; Drayton Green
Ealing Broadway; Earley
Farnborough North; Finstock; Furze Platt
Gomshall; Goring & Streatley; Greenford; Guildford
Hanborough; Hanwell; Hayes & Harlington; Henley-on-Thames; Heyford; Hungerford
Kingham; Kings Sutton; Kintbury
Langley; London Paddington
Maidenhead; Marlow; Midgham; Moreton-in-Marsh; Mortimer
Newbury; Newbury Racecourse; North Camp
Radley; Reading; Reading Green Park; Reading West; Redhill; Reigate
Sandhurst; Shalford; Shiplake; Shipton; Slough; Southall; South Greenford
Tackley; Taplow; Thatcham; Theale; Tilehurst; Twyford
Wanborough; Wargrave; West Drayton; West Ealing; Windsor & Eton Central; Winnersh; Winnersh Triangle; Wokingham