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  • Explore Wales by train and bus with Arriva Trains Wales

    Why not join the increasing numbers of travellers who are choosing to stay in the UK for their holidays and visit Wales - a country of breathtaking scenery, history and culture? 

    The Explore Wales Pass is designed to allow you the freedom to choose where you’d like to visit. Our trains provide access to beautiful towns, villages and countryside; and where the trains don’t reach, the buses usually do.

    From the stunning beaches of Pembrokeshire, to the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia, the Explore Wales Pass is your ticket to discover all Wales has to offer. Visit the famous home of Welsh rugby at the Principality Stadium , explore many of our famous castles or enjoy an exhilarating day hiking along some of the 870 miles of Wales Coastal Path .

    The Explore Wales Pass is your ticket to enjoy the freedom to discover Wales by train and bus. From only £69 (valid until 01/01/2017), enjoy great value train and bus travel to help you discover attractions and accommodation providers throughout the Arriva Trains Wales rail network. It’s the bargain you cannot afford to miss!

    We also have a range of Rover and Rangers Day Tickets available if you would like to explore a specific area of the Arriva Trains Wales network.

  • Explore Wales Pass Options

    There are three types of Explore Wales Pass, which all offer unlimited travel on all mainline rail services in Wales, plus the routes between Newport, Shrewsbury and Crewe, Crewe to Chester and Newport to Gloucester. 

    The Explore Wales Pass is also valid on selected bus services in Wales, who provide access to some beautiful coastal and mountainous scenery. 

    How long can I use my Explore Wales Pass?

    Each Explore Wales Pass allows four days train and eight days bus travel within a period of eight consecutive days.

    How much does the Explore Wales Pass cost?

       Adult  Child  Railcard*  
    Explore Wales Pass £99.00 £49.50 £65.35
    North & Mid Wales Pass £69.00 £34.50 £45.55
    South Wales Pass £69.00 £34.50    £45.55


    *Railcard: You can get a discount on an Explore Wales Pass if you have a 16-25, Two Together, Disabled Persons or a Senior Railcard holder.

    Where can I buy an Explore Wales Pass?

    Tickets can be purchased at most staffed railway stations in Wales,larger stations such as London Paddington, Shrewsbury, Chester, Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester; and National Rail Appointed Travel Agents throughout Britain.

    Use our Station Search to locate the most convenient staff station to purchase your Explore Wales Pass.  

    Before you buy your Explore Wales Pass, you will need to let us know what day you would like your pass to start. We cannot issue open-dated Explore Wales passes.

    Explore Wales Pass can only be purchased at a staffed railway station. Explore Wales Pass are NOT available to buy online, by telephone OR on board a train.

    Things you need to know

    Explore Wales Terms & Conditions: Please read the Terms & Conditions before purchasing your Explore Wales Pass.

    Changes to Timetables: At times it is unavoidable that Network Rail infrastructure improvement works may affect some of our services, meaning alterations to the scheduled timetables. We advise passengers to check before starting their journey for full details of altered trains, onward connections and additional road transport. Details of alterations can be obtained by visiting our Planned Service Alterations page or from your local staffed booking office.

    Live Service Information: Live service information for Arriva Trains Wales can be viewed on our Journey Check website