Unlimited off-peak travel for one day centered around Southampton and extending from Romsey in the west to Winchester in the east and Bursledon in the south.

The Hythe Ferry between Hythe and Southampton Town Quay is also included as is the "Quayconnect" bus service between Southampton Central station and Southampton Town Quay. It is also valid on "Bluestar" bus routes 8 & 9 between Southampton, Hythe and Fawley.


SWR website
NRE website

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group
Waterside Wander Ranger / WWR / I690 Waterside Wander

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd May 2023

adult: £13.50
child (5-15): £6.75
16-17 saver: £11.00
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2 FF H V N G: £11.80
 FF H V N G child fare: £5.20
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2 = Two Together
FF = Family & Friends
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans
N = Network Card
G = Gold Card

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

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00 but 2T railcard not valid until 09:30 and NW railcard not valid until 10:00

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

train operating companies
CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

route restrictions
Not valid on Southern services

Online :
Station ticket office:
Train conductor: *
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


Waterside Wanderer Day Ranger route map

Waterside Wanderer Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Bitterne; Bursledon
Chandler's Ford
Redbridge; Romsey
St Denys; Shawford; Sholing; Southampton Airport Parkway; Southampton Central; Swaythling
Winchester; Woolston