83 Money Saving UK Days Out by Train with Rail Passes and Rangers

Days Out by TrainDays out by train offer a relaxing way to see the UK, hassle-free away from traffic jams and road rage.

We’ve been doing some research and have found 83 money saving days out by train with rail passes and rail rangers.

We’re pretty sure that you’ve never heard of many of them as they’re tucked away. Many include other forms of transport such as buses included with the ticket.

Rail rangers and passes give you big savings on buying individual tickets, and they’re valid for a whole day. You can make as many trips as you like and they’re ideal for holidays, sightseeing or simply exploring.

The great news is that for many of them you can use Railcards and get 1/3 OFF the price.

To make it easier for you, we’ve organised the days out by train into UK regional areas.

Here’s 83 money saving days out by train in the UK.

Days Out by Train – Quick links

London and South East England South West England
East England West Midlands
East Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber
North West England North East England
Scotland Wales
Northern Ireland

London and South East England – Days Out by Train

London Travelcard

Unlimited one day travel in London on most trains, tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, trams, buses (all buses regardless of the zones covered by the Travelcard) and 1/3 OFF scheduled riverboats. There are two options for Travelcards, Anytime and Off-Peak (after 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays).

Ticket prices vary depending on what zones you need to travel in. If you are travelling with children the easiest option (under 16s require an Oyster photocard to use the London Visitor Oyster Card) is the London Travelcard.

London Visitor Oyster Card

Unlimited one day travel in London on most trains, tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, trams, buses and riverboats. Oyster cards can be used anytime. Travelcards are in two options Anytime and Off-Peak.

Ticket prices vary depending on what zones you need to travel in. The best option if travelling with adults only, only making a few journeys and travelling to zones 7, 8 or 9, is the London Visitor Oyster Card.

Off-Peak Day Travelcard to London

Travel to London at Off-Peak times and get unlimited Off-Peak travel within London on trains, buses, the tube, Docklands Light Railway and trams. Also, includes 2FOR1 London attraction offers. Travel must be from within the Network South East area surrounding London. Further discounts are available with Groupsave and Network Railcards. Tickets can be purchased from South West Trains for the Off-Peak Day Travelcard to London.

Bicester Village Day Ranger

Day shopping trip to Bicester Village home to 900 outlet boutiques with the word’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands. Includes London Marleybone – Bicester North train station and taxi bus to Bicester Village. £27.80 Adult and £13.90 for Child, with railcard discounts available for the Bicester Village Day Ranger.

Cherwell Valley Day Ranger

One day unlimited train travel on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between Banbury – Oxford, Banbury – Didcot Parkway and Banbury – Reading on the Cherwell Valley Line. Prices dependent on the route and Railcard discounts are available with the Cherwell Valley Day Ranger.

First Bus and Railcard – Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel between Langley, Slough, Windsor & Eton, Burnham, Taplow and Maidenhead. Includes buses in the area. Tickets cost £7.50 for both Adults and Child travelling on the First Bus and Railcard – Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor.

Island Line Day Ranger

Unlimited one day train travel between the beach resort towns of Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Tickets cost £4.60 Adult, £2.30 Child, and £11.75 Family (two adults and up to three children) for the Island Line Day Ranger.

Island Line Day Rover

One day unlimited train travel on the Isle of Wight, visiting the coastal resorts of Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin. Includes travel on the Isle of Wight steam railway (when it is operating) between Havenstreet and Wootton. Tickets cost £12 Adult and £6 Child for the Island Line Day Rover.

Kennet Day Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.30 Monday to Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays) train travel between Basingstoke, Reading, Newbury and Bedwyn. Fares cost £12.70 Adult and £6.35 Child, with Railcard discounts available for the Kennet Day Ranger.

North Downs Ranger

One day unlimited train travel between Redhill and Reading, including stops at Dorking, Guildford and Wokingham. Tickets cost £14.30 Adult, £7.15 Child, with Railcard discounts available on the North Downs Ranger.

Oxford Evening Out

One evening unlimited train travel in Oxford and four lines staring from the city and ending at Banbury, Bicester Town, Didcot Parkway and Kingham. Departure times are from 6.15pm to 6.50pm to qualify. Tickets cost £3 Adult, £1.50 Child, and Railcard discounts are available wit the Oxford Evening Out.

Oxfordshire Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel in Oxfordshire. Centred on Oxford, stations include all those between the city, and Banbury, Bicester Town, Didcot Parkway and Kingham. Tickets cost £14.30 Adult, £7.15 Child, with Railcard discounts available with the Oxfordshire Day Ranger.

Thames Branches Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel from London Paddington to stations including Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Reading, Windsor & Eton, Greenford, Slough and Southall. Tickets cost £16.40 Adult, £8.20 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the Thames Branches Day Ranger.

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South West England – Days Out by Train

Atlantic Coast Line Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel between Newquay (North Cornwall) and Par (South Cornwall). ideal for holidays and days out in Cornwall. Fares cost Adult £4.40, Child £2.20 and discounts with Railcards for the Atlantic Coast Line Ranger.

Dartmoor Sunday Rover Ticket

One day unlimited travel on trains and buses in Dartmoor (on Sundays and bank holidays between late May to mid-September). Includes Tamar Valley Line between Plymouth and Gunnislake, and Tarka Line between Barnstaple, Exeter, Digby and Sowton. Tickets cost £7.50 Adult, £5 Child and £16 Family (up to two adults and three children) for the Dartmoor Sunday Rover Ticket.

Devon Day Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Monday to Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays) train and most buses travel in Devon including Barnstaple, Axminster, Exmouth, Exeter, Paignton, Gunnislake, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, St Budeaux Ferry Road and stations in between. Tickets cost £10 Adult, £5 Child and Railcard discounts are available with the Devon Day Ranger.

Devon Evening Ranger

Evening (after 6.00pm) unlimited Off-Peak train and most buses travel in Devon including Barnstaple, Axminster, Exmouth, Exeter, Paignton, Gunnislake, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, St Budeaux Ferry Road and stations in between. Tickets cost £5 Adult, £2.50 Child and Railcard discounts are available with the Devon Evening Ranger.

Freedom Travel Pass – Bristol

One day unlimited travel on trains and most buses in Bristol, Bath, Weston Super-Mare and surrounding areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire. It’s available within three zones with options to travel anytime or off-peak. Anytime tickets cost £8.30 Bristol, £10.60 Bristol City and Bath and £12.70 Bristol City, Bath and Weston. Off-Peak one day travel passes cost £7.80 Bristol, £10 Bristol City and Bath and £11.60 Bristol City, Bath and Weston, for the Freedom Travel Pass – Bristol.

Heart of Wessex Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.20am Monday to Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays) train travel between Weymouth, Westbury, Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and cities of the ancient kingdom of Wessex. Tickets cost £15.90 Adult, £7.95 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the Heart of Wessex Day Ranger.

Looe Valley Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.15am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel between Liskeard and Looe in Cornwall. Tickets cost £3.70 Adult and £1.85 Child and Railcard discounts are available with the Looe Valley Ranger.

Looe Valley Explorer

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.15am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel between Liskeard and Looe in Cornwall. Also included, anytime bus (Western Greyhound services) travel within the area. Tickets cost £4 Adult and £2.50 Child and Railcard discounts are available for the Looe Valley Ranger.

Maritime Rail Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel in Cornwall between Falmouth Docks – Falmouth Town – Penmere – Penryn – Perranwell and Truro. Tickets cost £3.90 Adult, £1.95 Child, with Railcard discounts available with the Maritime Rail Ranger.

Ride Cornwall Ranger Ranger

Unlimited one day train Off-Peak (after 9.00 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) and most buses (anytime) travel within Cornwall, and between Plymouth and Cornwall. Includes all stations on lines ending at Gunnislake, Looe, Falmouth Docks, Penzance, St Ives and Newquay. Tickets cost £10 Adult, £7.50 Child and Railcard discounts are available with the Ride Cornwall Ranger.

Ride Cornwall Family Ranger

Unlimited one day train Off-Peak (after 9.00 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) and most buses (anytime) travel within Cornwall, and between Plymouth and Cornwall. Includes all stations on lines ending at Gunnislake, Looe, Falmouth Docks, Penzance, St Ives and Newquay. Tickets cost £20 Family (up to two adults and three children) and Railcard discounts are available with the Ride Cornwall Family Ranger.

St Ives Bay Line Family Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel for families between St Ives – Carbis Bay – Lelant – Lelant Saltings and St Erth in North Cornwall. Valid for two adults and up to three children. Tickets cost £10 and Devon and Cornwall Railcard discounts are available with the St Ives Bay Line Family Ranger.

St Ives Bay Line Group Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel for groups travelling on the North Cornwall line between St Ives and St Erth. Includes Carbis Bay, Lelant, Lelant Spring and St Erth. Tickets cost £8 for groups of three or four adults with the St Ives Bay Line Group Ranger.

St Ives Bay Line Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel in North Cornwall between St Ives – Carbis Bay – Lelant – Lelant Saltings and St Erth. Tickets cost £4 Adult, £2 Child, and half price discounts are available with the Devon and Cornwall Railcard when purchasing the St Ives Bay Line Ranger.

Tamar Valley Line Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel between Plymouth (Devon) and Gunnislake (Cornwall), including intermediate stations. Tickets cost £5.10 Adult, £2.55 Child, and Groupsave and Railcard discounts are available with the Tamar Valley Line Ranger.

Tarka Line Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple in Devon, including all intermediate stations. Fares cost £9 Adult, £4.25 Child, and both Groupsave and Railcard discounts are available with the Tarka Line Ranger.

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East England – Days Out by Train

Anglia Plus One Day Pass

Explore Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridge with unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel on trains and some local buses. Fares cost £16 Adult and £2 Child (up to four accompanying children) with the Anglia Plus One Day Pass.

Bittern Line Ranger

Unlimited one day train travel between Norwich (commencing with the 8.21am Mondays to Fridays) and Sheringham (commencing with the 8.23am Mondays to Fridays) including Cromer train, plus Sheringham to Hunstanton Coast Hopper bus services. Includes discounts at restaurants and attractions. Tickets cost £7.80 Adult, £3.90 Child £5.15 Senior and £17.60 Family (up to two children and two adults) for the Bittern Line Ranger.

Wherry Line Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel between Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and intermediate stations. Tickets cost £7.80 Adult, £3.90 Child, £5.15 Senior and £17.60 Family (up to two adults and two children) for the Wherry Line Ranger.

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West Midlands – Days Out by Train

Network West Midlands – Network Daytripper

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.30am) travel on rail, bus and Metro (tram) within the West Midlands area, including Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Tickets cost £5.80 Adult, £3.80 Child and £9.80 Group/Family for all zones with the Network West Midlands – Network Daytripper.

Network West Midlands – 1 Day Network

One day unlimited anytime travel on rail, bus and Metro (tram) within the West Midlands area, including Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Tickets cost £7.20 Adult for all zones with the Network West Midlands – 1 Day Network.

Shakespeare Explorer 1 Day

One day return train travel from London Marleybone to Leamington Spa, Warwick and all other intermediate stations to Stratford-upon-Avon. Unlimited travel the same day between Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. Break of journey between London Marleybone and Leamington Spa, to stop off at Bicester Village or other attractions. Fares cost £35 Adult, £17.50 Child, and £26 Senior for the Shakespeare Explorer 1 Day.

West Midlands Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel between Crewe, Gobowen, Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Northampton, and all stations in between including Warwick, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Wallsall and Birmingham. Tickets cost £21.60 Adult, £10.80 Child, £43.20 Family (up to two adults and four children), and Railcard discounts are available with the West Midlands Ranger.

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East Midlands – Days Out by Train

Derbyshire Wayfarer Ranger

Ideal for touring the Peak District and surrounding cities of Derby, Sheffield, Burton-on-Trent, Macclesfield, Leek, and Uttoxeter. One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train and travel in the qualifying area costs £10.50 Adult, £5.25 Child and £18.90 Group (up to two adults and three children). Most Derbyshire buses are also included.

If you want to start from Nottingham or Beeston, fares cost £14.80 Adult and £7.40 Child for the Derbyshire Wayfarer Ranger.

East Midlands Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel around Peterborough, Lincoln, Worksop, Crewe, Nottingham, Leicester, Grantham, Nuneaton, Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding area. Tickets cost £31 Adult, £15.50 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the East Midlands Ranger.

East Midlands Round Robin

Circular journey by train in either direction around Lincoln, Nottingham, Sheffield, Worksop and Retford, with one stop off allowed on the route. Fares cost £21.50 Adult, £10 Child, with Railcard discounts available for the East Midlands Round Robin.

Kangaroo Day Ticket – Nottingham

Combined one day ticket offering unlimited travel on trains, trams and buses in the Nottingham area. Tickets cost £3.70 Adult, Child £2.20, and discounts are available for books of 10 with the Kangaroo Day Ticket – Nottingham.

Lincolnshire Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel around Lincoln, including Doncaster, Cleethorpes, Nottingham, Skegness, Peterborough, Stamford, and places in between. Tickets cost £23.50 Adult, £11.80 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the Lincolnshire Day Ranger.

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Yorkshire and the Humber – Days Out by Train

East Yorkshire Round Robin

Unlimited one day circular train travel between Scarborough, Hull, Selby, Beverley and York. Flexible hop on and off in either direction. Fares cost £21.50 Adult, £10.75 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the East Yorkshire Round Robin.

Moorslink

Unlimited one day rail travel on the scenic Esk Valley Railway which runs between Whitby and Middlesborough, and the Moorsbus Network in the North Yorkshire Moors. Ideal for walkers or to view the beautiful landscapes. Tickets cost £12 Adult, £6 Child and £24 Family (up to two adults and three children) for the Moorslink.

South Pennines Day Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel in a large area incorporating Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Stockport, the Peak District and Manchester and all stations in between. Fares cost £20.50 Adult, £10.25 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the South Pennines Day Ranger.

South Yorkshire DayTripper

One day unlimited Off-Peak travel on rail (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays), buses and trams within South Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Tickets cost £6 for the South Yorkshire Day Tripper.

South Yorkshire TravelMaster Day

Unlimited one day travel at anytime on trains, buses and trams within South Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. Tickets cost £7.20 for the South Yorkshire TravelMaster Day.

West Yorkshire Family DayRover

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays) train and bus travel in Leeds, Skipton, Halifax, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and the surrounding Metro area of West Yorkshire. Tickets cost £10.30 Family (up to two adults and three children) for the West Yorkshire Family DayRover.

West Yorkshire Train and Bus DayRover

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays) bus and train travel between in the West Yorkshire area including Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Halifax, Skipton, Huddersfield and surrounding Metro area. Fares cost £7.20 for both adults and children for the West Yorkshire Day Rover (Train and bus).

West Yorkshire Train DayRover

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays) rail travel in West Yorkshire, including Leeds, Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, Skipton, Wakefield and surrounding Metro area. Fares cost £6.20 Adult and £3.10 Child for the West Yorkshire Train DayRover.

Yorkshire Coast Day Ranger

Unlimited one day rail and bus travel between Hull and Whitby. Hull – Beverley – Bridlington – Scarborough and intermediate train stations. Scarborough to Whitby via Robin Hood’s Bay on the bus. Tickets cost £15 Adult, £7.50 Child, £30 Family (up to two adults and two children), and Railcard discounts are available with the Yorkshire Coast Day Ranger.

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North West England – Days Out by Train

Cheshire Day Ranger

Explore Cheshire and the large surrounding area including Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Buxton, Liverpool and Chester with unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 08.45 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays) train travel. Tickets cost £20.50 Adult, £10.25 Child, with Railcard discounts available with the Cheshire Day Ranger.

Cumbria Day Ranger

Visit the best of the Lake District and, the Scottish borders and Yorkshire Dales. Includes the scenic Carlisle to Settle line and, 10% discount on the Ravenglass – Eskdale coast to mountain narrow gauge steam railway. Tickets £38.50 Adult, £19.25 Child, and Railcard concessions are available with the unlimited one day travel Cumbria Day Ranger.

Cumbrian Coast Day Ranger

Travel the 85 miles of the Cumbrian Coast line through Barrow-in-Furness, Millom, Ravenglass, Whitehaven, Workington, Carlisle and the Lake District. Tickets cost £18 Adult, £9 Child, with Railcard reduced fares available with the Cumbrian Coast Day Ranger.

Cumbria Round Robin

Unlimited one day train travel around Cumbria and the Lake District. Explore Carlisle, Lancaster, Whitehaven and Penrith. Fares cost £28 Adult, £14 Child, with Railcard discounts available with the Cumbria Round Robin.

East Lancashire Day Ranger

Unlimited one day travel on trains and buses around Bolton, Preston, Burnley, Accrington, Skipton and surrounding area. Fares cost £10.50 Adult, £5 Child and £21 Family (up to two adults and two children) tickets are available with the East Lancashire Day Ranger.

Greater Manchester – DaySaver Bus and Train

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) travel on trains and buses in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. Tickets cost £6.20 for each Adult or Child with the Greater Manchester – DaySaver Bus and Train.

Greater Manchester – DaySaver Bus, Train and Tram

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) travel on trains, buses and trams in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. Tickets cost £8 for each Adult or Child with the Greater Manchester – DaySaver Bus, Train and Tram.

Greater Manchester – DaySaver Train and Tram

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) travel on trains and trams in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. Tickets cost £7.20 for each Adult or Child with the Greater Manchester – DaySaver Train and Tram.

Greater Manchester – Evening Ranger

Unlimited evening (after 6.30pm) rail travel on local train services in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. Tickets cost £2.30 for each Adult or Child for the Greater Manchester – Evening Ranger.

Greater Manchester – Rail Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) travel on local train services in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. Tickets cost £4.60 Adult, £2.30 Child for the Greater Manchester – Rail Ranger.

Greater Manchester and beyond – Wayfarer

One day unlimited travel on Off-Peak (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) train and trams, and anytime buses. Travel is valid in Greater Manchester, including Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Bury, Rochdale Stalybridge, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Manchester Airport, Altrincham and Eccles. You can also travel to parts of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and the Peak District, including Buxton, Macclesfield, Knutsford, Warrington, Chorley and Darwen. Tickets cost £10 Adult, £5 Child and £20 Group (up to four persons) for the Greater Manchester – Wayfarer.

Hadrian’s Wall Country Ranger

Travel from coast to coast between North West and North East England including, Sunderland, Newcastle, Hexham, Carlisle, Workington, Whitehaven and Ravenglass. One day unlimited train travel costs £20.50 Adult and £10.50 Child, Railcard discounts are available with the Hadrian’s Wall Country Ranger.

Lakes Day Ranger

Enjoy a car free day out in the Lake District with one day unlimited train travel from Lancaster to Workington, Lancaster to Penrith/Windermere, and Lancaster to Morecambe and Heysham Port. Also includes all buses within Cumbria, and a cruise on Lake Windermere.

There’s also discounts on tourist trains and boating within the area. Fares cost £17 Adult, £8.50 Child, £33 Family (two adults and two children) and Railcard discounts are available with the Lakes Day Ranger.

Lancashire Day Ranger

Explore the best of Lancashire’s coast and towns including Morecambe, Southport, Blackpool, Liverpool, Lancaster, Bolton, Clitheroe, Manchester and much more. Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel. Costs only £20.50 Adult, £10.25 Child, and there’s Railcard discounts available with the Lancashire Day Ranger.

Merseytravel Saveaway

Unlimited one day Off-Peak travel (after 9.30am Monday – Friday, anytime Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays) on trains, buses and ferries in Merseyside, including Liverpool, St Helens, Wirral, Southport and Formby. Tickets cost £3.50 Adult and £2.10 Child. For Merseyside plus Chester, Ellesmere Port and Ormskirk, tickets cost £4.70 Adult and £2.50 Child for the Merseytravel Saveaway.

North West Round Robin

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45 Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel on a circular route in one direction, hopping on and off as many times as you like. The route includes Carlisle – Settle (on the scenic railway) – Skipton – Leeds – Bradford – Halifax – Blackburn – Lancaster and the Lake District. Tickets cost £34.50 Adult, £17.25 Child, with Railcard discounts available for the North West Round Robin.

Settle – Carlisle Day Ranger

Enjoy unlimited train travel on one of Britain’s most famous railway lines, the breathtaking Carlisle to Settle (goes onto Skipton) line. The scenery on the trip is sublime as it travels through the Yorkshire Dales. Tickets cost £28 Adult, £14 Children, with Railcard discounts available on the Settle – Carlisle Day Ranger.

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North East England – Days Out by Train

Network One Day Rover – Tyne and Wear

Unlimited one day travel by train, bus, Tyne and Wear Metro or ferry with the Tyne and Wear area, including Newcastle, Sunderland, South Shields, Washington, Gateshead and Whitley Bay. Tickets cost Adult £6.80 and £3.70 Child for the Network One Day Rover.

Network One Explorer North East

One day unlimited travel by rail (Newcastle to Sunderland only), bus, Tyne and Wear Metro and Shields Ferry within the North East. Includes Scottish borders, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Whitby, and surrounding area. Tickets cost £8.40 Adult, £7.40 Child and £16.80 Family (up to two adults and three children) for the Explorer North East.

North East Round Robin

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel in either direction on a circular route that takes in York – Darlington – Durham – Newcastle – Hexham – Carlisle – Settle and Leeds. Hop and off as many times as you like. Includes the scenic Settle to Carlisle line. Tickets cost £43 Adult, £21.50 Child, with Railcard discounts available with the North East Round Robin.

Tyne and Tees Day Ranger

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail travel in the North East including Whitby, Saltburn, Northallerton, Bishop Auckland, Hexham, Middlesborough, Sunderland, Redcar, Morpeth, the Esk Valley and stations in between. Fares cost £20.50 Adult, £10.25 Child, and Railcard discounts are available with the Tyne and Tees Day Ranger.

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Scotland – Days Out by Train

SPT Roundabout – Greater Glasgow

Unlimited one day travel by rail and subway to over 110 stations in the Greater Glasgow area. Tickets cost £6 Adult, £3 Child for the Strathclyde Partnership for Travel Greater Glasgow – SPT Roundabout.

SPT Daytripper – Glasgow and Strathclyde

One day unlimited travel by train, Subway, most buses and some ferries for families for travel in Strathclyde and Glasgow. Tickets cost £19 for two adults and up to four children or £10.70 for one adult and up to two children for the Strathclyde Partnership for Travel Glasgow and Strathclyde – SPT Daytripper.

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Wales – Days Out by Train

Cambrian Coaster Day Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 9.00am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel on the scenic Cambrian line between Aberystwyth – Machynlleth – Pwllheli. Beaches, attractions, nature reserves and more can be seen on the route. Tickets cost £9.80 Adult, £4.90 Child and £19.90 Family (up to two adults and two children). Railcard discounts are also available with the Cambrian Coaster Day Ranger.

Cambrian Coaster Evening Ranger

Evening (after 6.15pm) train travel on the scenic Cambrian line between Aberystwyth – Machynlleth – Pwllheli. Tickets cost £6 Family (up to two adults and two children) and £3 for extra children and Railcard discounts are available with the Cambrian Coaster Evening Ranger.

Ffestiniog Round Robin

Unlimited one day train travel on the Cambrian Line, Conwy Valley, North Wales Coast and Shrewsbury to Chester. Also, tickets are availble from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to Chester or Shrewsbury to access the route. Ticket prices vary depending on where you start your journey from, and Railcard discounts are available with the Ffestiniog Round Robin.

First Bus and Railcard – South Wales

Unlimited one day travel on First Great Western trains between Newport and Carmarthen, and First buses in South Wales. Tickets £10 for Adults and Children, £20 Family with the First Bus and Railcard – South Wales.

Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger

One day unlimited train travel in either direction between Cardiff Central – Craven Arms – Shrewsbury – Llandrindod Wells – Llanelli – Swansea – Cardiff Central. Travel on the scenic Heart of Wales line through the Brecon Beacons. Tickets cost £32 Adult, £16 Child, and discounts are available with the Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger.

North Wales Rover

Unlimited train and bus travel for one day across multiple zones which include Anglesey, Gwynedd (Arfon and Dwyfor), Gwynedd (Meirionnydd), Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Ticket costs are dependent on two, three or all zones. Railcard discounts are available for the North Wales Rover.

Valley Lines Day Explorer

One day unlimited Off-Peak (after 9.15am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) rail and bus travel in South Wales including Maesteg, Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Croyton, Rhymney, Ebbw Vale Parkway, Cardiff Bay, Penarth, Barry Island, Bridgend, Cardiff and intermediate stations. Tickets cost £10 Adult and £5 Child for the Valley Lines Day Explorer.

Valley Lines Night Rider

Unlimited evening (after 6.30pm) rail and bus travel in South Wales including Maesteg, Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Croyton, Rhymney, Ebbw Vale Parkway, Cardiff Bay, Penarth, Barry Island, Bridgend, Cardiff and intermediate stations. Fares cost £5 for the Valley Lines Night Rider.

West Wales Ranger

Unlimited one day Off-Peak (after 8.45am Mondays to Fridays, anytime Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) train travel between Fishguard Harbour, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Carmathen and the beaches of West Wales. Fares cost £9.30 Adult, £4.65 Children, and Railcard discounts are available with the West Wales Ranger.

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Northern Ireland – Days Out by Train

Belfast Visitor Pass

Unlimited one day rail, Metro and bus travel in Belfast, also offering discounts on tourist attractions. Valid train services include between Belfast and Cultra, Jordanstown, Mossley West and Derriaghy and all stops in between. Tickets cost £6.50 Adult, £4 Child for the one day (two and three days also available) Belfast Visitor Pass.

So for days out by train check out some of these deals. Have we missed any off? Do let us know in the comments and we will add them.
Ticket prices are correct as of February 2012.

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