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  • Terms and Conditions for Arriva Trains Wales' Explore Wales Pass and Rovers and Rangers Tickets

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    Explore Wales Pass

    Explore Cambrian Ranger

    Ffestiniog Round Robin

    Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger

    North Wales Rover

    Explore Cardiff & Valleys and Valleys Night Rider

    Explore West Wales Day Ranger


    The Explore Wales Pass

    1.The Explore Wales Passes are valid on all trains within the Arriva Trains Wales network. Refer to the map within this leaflet for details on the valid rail routes.

    2. You can travel by train anytime Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays on any time on the following routes:-

    - Heart of Wales Line trains only, between Swansea, Llandrindod and Shrewsbury
    - Services between Fishguard Harbour, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Carmarthen
    - Services between Aberystwyth, Machynlleth and Pwllheli
    - Services between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog
    - Services between Wrexham Central and Bidston

    3. A child ticket applies for all 5-15 years old. Children under 5 years of age go free.

    4. Railcard reduced rates include the 16-25, Senior, Disabled and Two Together railcards.

    5. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel

    6. Dependent on the zones purchased the ticket is valid on all trains and most buses operating in North Wales.
    It is also valid on rail (subject to the correct zone being purchased), to from Chester City Centre, Chester Station (not valid on railway station link bus service), Chester Business Park, Ellesmere Port (bus services SP1 and SP2 only), Machynlleth and Aberystwyth (bus services X28, T2, and train).

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

    8. Associated special offers previously made available by some tourist attractions, hotels, YHA youth hostels etc.are done so at the discretion of each venue and are subject to change and availability. Such associated offers are not affiliated to the Explore Wales products and are offered entirely independently at the discretion of each venue.

    9. Services of the following bus operators are included in the Explore Wales Pass:

    The Wales Wide and North & Mid Wales Explorer Passes (selection of bus routes) 

    • Arriva Wales (North & Mid Wales)
    • Arriva Midlands (Wrexham to Oswestry)
    • Berwyn Coaches (Caernarfon)
    • Caelloi (Lleyn Peninsula)
    • Clynnog & Trefor Motors (Caernarfon - Pwllheli)
    • Express Motors (Bangor - Caernarfon - Porthmadog - Aberystwyth)
    • Lloyds Motors (Aberystwyth - Machynlleth - Dolgellau - Tywyn - Bangor)
    • Padarn Bus (Llandudno – Llangollen – Llanberis – Caernarfon - Bangor)

     

    The Wales Wide and South Wales Explorer Passes (selection of bus routes) 

    • Cardiff Bus
    • First Cymru (South & West Wales)
    • Newport Transport
    • Morris Travel (Service 280/281 Carmarthen - Llandeilo - Llandovery and 460/461 Carmarthen - Cardigan)
    • Richards Bros (Carmarthen - Cardigan – Fishguard – St Davids - Haverfordwest)
    • Sargeants Bros (Service 461 Hereford to Knighton & Llandrindod)
    • Silcox Coaches (Tenby - Pembroke - Haverfordwest - Carmarthen)
    • Stagecoach (South East Wales)

     

    The Wales Wide Pass is also valid on the following Express Bus Services:  

    • T2 - Bangor to Caernarfon and Aberystwyth (operated by Express Motors and Lloyds Motors),
    • T4 - Newtown to Brecon, Merthyr and Cardiff (operated by Stagecoach)
    • Service 40 Carmarthen to Lampeter and Aberystwyth (operated by First Cymru and Lewis Coaches)
    • Service 50 Aberystwyth to Aberaeron and New Quay (operated by Richards Brothers)

    These bus operators and routes where correct at time of publish (May 2014) but Arriva Trains Wales reserve the right to amend bus operators and routes.

    Bus timetables for all routes can be obtained by calling Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or on line at www.traveline-cymru.info or download the the free bi-lingual App for iphone and Android here.

    11. - Explore Wales Pass refunds will not be made unless the pass is returned to the issuing office before the first permitted date of travel

    12. - If you are planning to travel by train at busy times such as holidays and Friday evenings we recommend that you make a seat reservation.

    13. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018


    Other regional passes available from Arriva Trains Wales

    Explore Cambrian Ranger

    1. The Explore Cambrian Day Ranger - You can travel by train after 0900 Monday to Fridays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

    2. The Explore Cambrian Day Ranger - Family can have up to two adults and two children in the party

    3. The Eplore Cambrian Ranger allows one day train travel.

    4. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    5. Discounts are available with the following railcards: Two Together Railcard, Senior Railcard, Disabled Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, HM Forces Railcard.

    6. The Explore Cambrian Ranger is valid on the routes shown on the  Explore Cambrian Ranger Map

    7. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018


    Ffestiniog Round Robin

    1. A return journey on the Ffestiniog Railway is not permitted with this ticket.

    2. Each Ffestiniog Round Robin allows one day train travel.

    3. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    4. Discounts are available with the following railcards: Two Together, Senior Railcard, Disabled Railcard, 16-25 Railcard. 

    5. The Ffestiniog Round Robin Ticket is valid on the routes shown on the Ffestiniog Round Robin Ticket Map .

    6. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018


    Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger

    1. You can travel by train anytime Monday to Fridays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

    2. At least one part of your journey must be made up or down the Heart of Wales Line (between Swansea and Shrewsbury via Llandrindod Wells).

    3. Each Heart of Wales Circular Day Ranger allows one day train travel.

    4. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    5. Discounts are available with the following railcards: Two Together Railcard, Senior Railcard, Disabled Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, HM Forces Railcard. 

    7. The Heart of Wales Circular Ranger is valid on routes shown on the Heart of Wales Map  

    8. Prices are valid until Prices are valid until 1 January 2018.


    North Wales Rover

    1. You can travel by train anytime Monday to Fridays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays in North Wales.

    2. Services of the following bus operators are included in the price of North Wales Rover.  Please check with Traveline Cymru for details of the operators' complete network of services.

    3. Each North Wales Rover allows one day train and one day bus travel.

    4. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    5. Discounts are available with the following railcards: Two Together Railcard, Senior Railcard, Disabled Railcard, 16-25 Railcard. 

    6. The North Wales Rover is valid on routes shown on the  North Wales Rover Map. 

    7. It is also valid (subject to the correct zone being purchased), to/from Chester City Centre, Chester Station, Chester Business Park, Ellesmere Port (bus services 100 and 111 only), Machynlleth and Aberystwyth (bus services 28, 32, X32 and train)

    8. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018.


    Explore Cardiff & Valleys and Night Rider

     1. Explore Cardiff & Valleys - You can travel by bus or train after 0915 Monday to Fridays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

    2. Valley Lines Night Rider - You can travel by train after 1830 Monday to Sunday only.

    3. Services of the following bus operators are included in the price of Explore Cardiff & Valleys.  Please check with Traveline Cymru for details of the operators' complete network of services.

    Stagecoach: Services in South East Wales
    Rhondda Buses operated by Thomas Coaches

    4. Each Explore Cardiff & Valleys allows one day train travel and one day bus travel. The Night Rider allows one evening train travel.

     5. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    6. Railcard discounts are not available.

    7. The Explore Cardiff & Valleys Day and Night Rider is valid on the routes shown on the  Explore Cardiff & Valleys and Night Rider Map

    8. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018.


    Explore West Wales

     1. Explore West Wales Day - You can travel by bus or train after 0845 Monday to Fridays, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

     2. Each Explore West Wales Day allows one day train travel between Carmarthen, Fishguard Harbour, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock

    3. Travel must be completed by midnight on each day of travel.

    4. Discounts are available with the following railcards: Two Together, Senior Railcard, Disabled Railcard, 16-25 Railcard. 

    5. The Explore West Wales Day is valid on the routes shown on the Explore West Wales Day Map

    6. Prices are valid until 1 January 2018.