Unlimited off-peak travel for one day in the West Midlands centred around Birmingham.

west-midlands-day-ranger ticket

It extends from Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent in the north to Northampton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester and Leamington Spa in the south and as far west as Gobowen and Hereford and is bounded in the east by the Trent Valley.


Radiating from Birmingham the West Midlands Day Ranger allows travel to Shrewsbury, Hereford, Worcester, Stratford-upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Northampton, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

It also allows you to travel along the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Rugby and the branches to Stourbridge and Redditch.

Note that travel between Crewe and Shrewsbury or between Shrewsbury and Hereford is not permitted on direct Transport for Wales services.


London Northwestern website

see also:
West Midlands Daytripper - a smaller area around the West Midlands
Heart of England Rover - 3 in 7 and 7 day rover around the Midlands

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £34.00
child (5-15): £17.00
16-17 saver: £17.00
family*: £67.00
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £22.40
 FF H V child fare: £6.45
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
FF = Family & Friends
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans

*Family tickets are for up to two adults and up to four children

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £32.00
2022 - £30.00
2021 - £28.00
2020 - £28.00
2019 - £27.30
2018 - £26.50
2014 - £23.80
2011 - £20.00

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

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

route restrictions
Not valid on direct services between Crewe and Shrewsbury or between Shrewsbury and Hereford

train operating companies
Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Transport for Wales, West Midlands Railway

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


West Midlands Day Ranger route map

West Midlands Day Ranger route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acocks Green; Adderley Park; Albrighton; Alsager; Atherstone; Alvechurch; Aston
Barnt Green; Bearley; Bedworth; Berkswell; Bermuda Park; Bescot Stadium; Bilbrook; Birmingham International; Birmingham Moor Street; Birmingham New Street; Birmingham Snow Hill; Blakedown; Blake Street; Bloxwich; Bloxwich North; Bordesley; Bournville; Bromsgrove; Butlers Lane
Cannock; Chester Road; Claverdon; Codsall; Coleshill Parkway; Colwall; Coseley; Cosford; Coventry; Coventrey Arena; Cradley Heath; Crewe
Danzey; Dorridge; Droitwich Spa; Duddeston; Dudley Port
Earlswood; Erdlington
Five Ways; Four Oaks
Gobowen; Gravelly Hill; Great Malvern
Hagley; Hall Green; Hampton-in-Arden; Hamstead; Hartlebury; Hatton; Hednesford; Henley-in-Arden; Hereford
Jewellery Quarter
Kenilworth; Kidderminster; Kidsgrove; Kings Norton
Landywood; Langley Green; Lapworth; Lea Hall; Leamington Spa; Ledbury; Lichfield City; Lichfield Trent Valley; Longbridge; Long Buckby; Longport; Lye
Malvern Link; Marston Green
Northampton; Northfield; Nuneaton
Oakengates; Old Hill; Olton
Penkridge; Perry Barr; Polesworth
Redditch; Rowley Regis; Rugby; Rugeley Town; Rugeley Trent Valley
Sandwell & Dudley; Selly Oak; Shenstone; Shifnal; Shirley; Shrewsbury; Small Heath; Smethwick Galton Bridge; Smethwick Rolfe Street; Solihull; Spring Road; Stafford; Stechford; Stoke-on-Trent; Stone; Stourbridge Junction; Stourbridge Town; Stratford-upon-Avon; Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway; Sutton Coldfield
Tame Bridge Parkway; Tamworth; Telford Central; The Hawthorns; The Lakes; Tile Hill; Tipton; Tyseley
Walsall; Water Orton; Warwick; Warwick Parkway; Wellington; Whitlocks End; Widney Manor; Wilmcote; Wilnecote; Witton; Wolverhampton; Wood End; Wootton Wawen; Worcester Foregate Street; Worcester Shrub Hill; Wylde Green; Wythall
Yardley Wood