Unlimited off-peak travel for either any 3 days in a 7 day period or 7 consecutive days.

Heart of England Rover ticket

Centered around Birmingham it extends from Chester and Matlock in the north to Gloucester and Oxford in the south and from Hereford and Shrewsbury in the west to Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton in the east and encompasses Birmingham, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Worcester and Derby.


The Heart of England Rover allows travel between Crewe and Rugby on the West Coast Main Line and between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester on the Midland Main Line.

Across the country you can travel from Chester to Nottingham via Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent and Derby and from Derby to Gloucester via Birmingham as well as from Worcester to Oxford via Moreton-in-Marsh and Chester to Hereford via Wrexham and Shrewsbury.

Branch lines included are Matlock, Stourbridge Town, Redditch and Stratford-upon-Avon.


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Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

This ticket has restriction code B3

fares & restrictions

Fares from 3rd March 2024

3 in 7 days:

adult: £109.00
child (5-15): £71.90
16-17 saver: £71.90
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T H V: £71.90
 H V child fare: £20.70

7 days:

adult: £143.00
child (5-15): £94.35
16-17 saver: £94.35
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T H V: £94.35
 H V child fare: £27.15
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
H = HM Forces
V = Veterans

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult)
3 in 7 days:
2023 - £104.00
2022 - £98.00
2021 - £91.50
2020 - £91.50
2019 - £89.00
2018 - £86.20
2014 - £77.00
2011 - £67.20
7 days:
2023 - £136.00
2022 - £128.00
2021 - £120.00
2020 - £120.00
2019 - £116.00
2018 - £112.00
2014 - £100.00
2011 - £87.40

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

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

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

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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


Heart of England Rover route map

Heart of England Rover route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Acocks Green; Adderley Park; Albrighton; Alsager; Alvechurch; Ambergate; Ascott-under-Wychwood; Ashchurch for Tewkesbury; Aston; Atherstone; Attenbororugh Banbury; Barnt Green; Barrow-upon-Soar; Bearley; Bedworth; Beeston; Belper; Berkswell; Bermuda Park; Bescot Stadium; Bilbrook;
Birmingham International; Birmingham Moor Street; Birmingham New Street; Birmingham Snow Hill; Blakedown; Blake Street; Bloxwich; Bloxwich North; Blythe Bridge; Bordesley; Bournville; Bromsgrove; Burton-on-Trent; Butlers Lane
Cannock; Charlbury; Cheltenham Spa; Chester; Chester Road; Chirk; Church Stretton; Claverdon; Codsall; Coleshill Parkway; Colwall; Combe; Coseley; Cosford; Coventry; Coventry Arena; Cradley Heath; Craven Arms; Crewe; Cromford
Danzey; Derby; Dorridge; Droitwich Spa; Duddeston; Dudley Port; Duffield
Earlswood; East Midlands Parkway; Erdlington; Evesham
Finstock; Five Ways; Four Oaks
Gobowen; Gloucester; Gravelly Hill; Great Malvern
Hagley; Hall Green; Hampton-in-Arden; Hamstead; Hanborough; Hartlebury; Hatton; Hednesford; Henley-in-Arden; Hereford; Heyford; Hinckley; Honeybourne
Jewellery Quarter
Kidderminster; Kidsgrove; Kingham; Kings Norton; Kings Sutton
Landywood; Langley Green; Lapworth; Lea Hall; Leamington Spa; Ledbury; Leicester; Leominster; Lichfield City; Lichfield Trent Valley; Longbridge; Long Buckby; Long Eaton; Longport; Longton; Loughborough; Ludlow; Lye
Malvern Link; Marston Green; Matlock; Matlock Bath; Moreton-in-Marsh
Nantwich; Narborough; Northampton; Northfield; Nottingham; Nuneaton
Oakengates; Old Hill; Olton; Oxford
Peartree; Penkridge; Perry Barr; Pershore; Polesworth; Prees
Redditch; Rowley Regis; Ruabon; Rugby; Rugeley Town; Rugeley Trent Valley
Sandwell & Dudley; Selly Oak; Shenstone; Shifnal; Shipton; Shirley; Shrewsbury; Sileby; Small Heath; Smethwick Galton Bridge; Smethwick Rolfe Street; Solihull; South Wigston; Spring Road; Spondon; Stafford; Stechford; Stoke-on-Trent; Stone; Stourbridge Junction; Stourbridge Town; Stratford-upon-Avon; Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway; Sutton Coldfield; Syston
Tackley; Tame Bridge Parkway; Tamworth; Telford Central; The Hawthorns; The Lakes; Tile Hill; Tipton; Tutbury & Hatton; Tyseley
University; Uttoxeter
Walsall; Warwick; Water Orton; Warwick Parkway; Wellington; Wem; Whatstandwell; Whitchurch; Whitlocks End; Widney Manor; Willington; Wilmcote; Wilnecote; Witton; Wolverhampton; Wood End; Wootton Wawen; Worcester Foregate Street; Worcester Shrub Hill; Worcestershire Parkway; Wrenbury; Wrexham Central; Wrexham General; Wylde Green; Wythall
Yardley Wood; Yorton