Unlimited off-peak travel for any 4 days in an 8 day period between the Pennines and the Irish Sea coast.

Coast and Peaks Rover ticket

The area extends from Holyhead in the west to Sheffield and Derby in the east and from Wigan in the north to Telford and Tamworth in the south and encompasses Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Matlock and Buxton.


The Coast & Peaks Rover allows travel between Manchester and Holyhead on the North Wales coast line plus the Llandudno and Blaneau Ffestiniog branches. As well as Liverpool it includes the whole of Merseyside and the Wirral down to Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury and as far as Telford Central but not to Birmingham New Street.

On the WCML it is valid from Wigan North Western as far south as Tamworth as well as between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.

It extends from Crewe to Derby via Uttoxeter and from Manchester to Sheffield through the Hope Valley and includes the branches to Matlock and Buxton but is not valid for travel via Chesterfield.


Northern website
Northern route map

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group
CST PKS 4IN8 RVR / C48 / I113 CST PKS 4-8 RVR

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

adult: £96.80
child (5-15): £48.40
16-17 saver: £48.40
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H V: £63.85
 FF H V child fare: £18.35
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
H = HM Forces
FF = Family & Friends
V = Veterans

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £92.90
2022 - £87.10
2021 - £81.10
2020 - £81.80
2019 - £79.50
2018 - £77.00
2014 - £70.00
2011 - £60.00

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 via Chesterfield
Not valid Derby to Tamworth direct
Not valid to Birmingham NS

train operating companies
Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales

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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


Coast and Peaks Rover route map

Coast and Peaks Rover route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Abergele & Pensarn; Acton Bridge; Adlington; Aigburth; Alderley Edge; Alsager; Altrincham; Ardwick; Ashburys; Ashley; Atherton
Bache; Bamford; Bangor; Bebington; Belle Vue; Betws-y-Coed; Bidston; Birchwood; Birkenhead Central; Birkenhead Hamilton Sq; Birkenhead North; Birkenhead Park; Bleanau Ffestiniog; Blythe Bridge; Bodorgan; Bolton; Bramhall; Bredbury; Brinnington; Broadbottom; Broad Green; Bromborough; Bromborough Rake; Brunswick; Bryn; Buckley; Burnage; Buxton
Caergwrle; Capenhurst; Cefn-y-Bedd; Chapel-en-le-Frith; Chelford; Chester; Chassen Road; Cheadle Hulme; Chinley; Chirk; Clifton; Colwyn Bay; Congleton; Conway Park; Conwy; Cressington; Crewe; Cuddington
Daisy Hill; Davenport; Deansgate; Deganwy; Delamere; Dinting; Disley; Dolgarrog; Dolwyddelan; Dore & Totley; Dove Holes
Earlestown; East Didsbury; Eastham Rake; Eccles; Eccleston Park; Edale; Edge Hill; Ellesmere Port
Fairfield; Farnworth; Fazakerley; Flint; Flixton; Flowery Field; Frodsham; Furness Vale
Garswood; Gatley; Glan Conwy; Glazebrook; Glossop; Gobowen; Godley; Goostrey; Gorton; Greenbank; Green Lane; Grindleford; Guide Bridge; Gwersyllt
Hadfield; Hag Fold; Hale; Halewood; Handforth; Hartford; Hathersage; Hattersley; Hawarden; Hawarden Bridge; Hazel Grove; Headbolt Lane; Heald Green; Heaton Chapel; Helsby; Heswall; Hindley; Holmes Chapel; Holyhead; Hooton; Hope; Hope; Hough Green; Hoylake; Humphrey Park; Hunts Cross; Huyton; Hyde Central; Hyde North
Ince; Ince & Elton; Irlam
James Street
Kearsley; Kidsgrove; Kirkby; Kirkdale; Knutsford
Lea Green; Leasowe; Levenshulme; Lichfield Trent Valley; Little Sutton; Liverpool Central; Liverpool Lime Street; Liverpool South Parkway; Llandudno; Llandudno Junction; Llanfairfechan; Llanfairpwll; Llanrwst; Longport; Longton; Lostock Gralam
Macclesfield; Manchester Airport; Manchester Oxford Road; Manchester Piccadilly; Manchester Victoria; Manor Road; Marple; Mauldeth Road; Meols; Middlewood; Mobberley; Moreton; Moorfields; Moorside; Moses Gate; Mossley Hill; Mouldsworth
Nantwich; Navigation Road; Neston; New Brighton; Newton for Hyde; Newton-le-Willows; New Mills Central; New Mills Newtown; North Llanrwst; Northwich
Oakengates; Orrell; Overpool
Padgate; Patricroft; Pemberton; Penmaenmawr; Penyffordd; Plumley; Pont-y-Pant; Port Sunlight; Poynton; Prees; Prescot; Prestatyn; Prestbury
Rainford; Rainhill; Reddish North; Reddish South; Rhosneigr; Rhyl; Rice Lane; Roby; Rock Ferry; Roman Bridge; Romiley; Rose Hill Marple; Ruabon; Rugeley Trent Valley; Runcorn; Runcorn East; Ryder Brow
Salford Central; Salford Crescent; Sandbach; Sandhills; Sankey for Penketh; Sheffield; Shotton; Shrewsbury; Spital; St Helens Central; St Helens Junction; St Michaels; Stafford; Stanlow & Thornton; Stockport; Stoke-on-Trent; Stone; Strines; Swinton; Styal
Tal-y-Cafn; Tamworth; Telford Central; Thatto Heath; Trafford Park; Tutbury & Hatton; Ty Croes
Upholland; Upton; Urmston; Uttoxeter
Walkden; Wallasey Grove Road; Wallasey Village; Warrington Bank Quay; Warrington Central; Warrington West; Wavertree Technology Park; Wellington; Wem; West Allerton; Westhoughton; West Kirby; Whaley Bridge; Whiston; Whitchurch; Widnes; Wigan North Western; Wigan Wallgate; Wilmslow; Winsford; Woodley; Woodsmoor; Wrenbury; Wrexham Central; Wrexham General