Take in the stunning landscapes of North and Mid Wales. The beautiful scenery of the Eryri National Park gives a backdrop to a place alive with action, and rich in culture.

Our Explore Wales Pass is valid for four days travel within an 8 day period to anywhere in Wales by train and on selected bus operators.



  Adult Child Railcard*
North and Mid Wales Pass £73 £36.50 £48.15

*Save more with a 16-25, Two Together, Disabled Persons or Senior Railcards.


Where to buy an Explore Wales Pass

You can buy an Explore Wales Pass from any of our ticket offices. You can also buy them from larger UK train stations and from a National Rail Appointed Travel Agent. You can't buy them online, to buy in advance please call us on 08448 560 688 or email the team at business.bookings@tfwrail.wales.


Can I upgrade from Standard to First Class?

You can upgrade from a Standard Class ticket to First Class on our services, where this is applicable. This applies for all our Standard tickets including Anytime and Advance Singles, Returns, Season tickets, and Rover and Ranger tickets. Please let the conductor know if you’d like to upgrade as they’ll need to confirm there is space in First Class. Please remember there’ll also be an additional cost for any meals you order on the train if you’ve upgraded to First Class.



Whether you're a foodie, rambler, adrenaline junkie or just looking for a quiet spot to relax.
Visit Wales has some great ideas for your trip for North Wales and Mid Wales


Our bus partners

Here is a list of the bus operators in Wales that will accept the 'Explore Wales Pass':

  • Arriva Cymru
  • First Group South and West Wales
  • Cardiff Bus
  • Stagecoach South Wales



The following railways may provide offers for holders of Explore Wales Passes, please contact them for further details:


Terms and conditions

  • Enjoy unlimited travel in the designated geographical area for a day on Transport for Wales services. 
  • Explore North and Mid Wales offers unlimited travel on Transport for Wales and on selected bus services in Wales for 4 days within an 8 day period, within the designated geographical area.
  • Bounded by Holyhead - Crewe - Shrewsbury - Pwllheli and the coast, plus Llandudno - Llandudno Junction and Dovey Junction - Aberystwyth.
  • Valid after 09:30 Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Valid for 4 days' travel in an 8 day period. 
  • However, no restriction between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog or Aberystwyth - Pwllheli.
  • No restriction on buses.
  • Valid on Transport for Wales, Great Western RailwayNorthern and Avanti West Coast services. 
  • Buy Explore North and Mid Wales from your local rail station booking office.
  • If there are no ticket buying facilities at the station where you are starting your journey, you can also buy Explore Cambrian from a Conductor on board a Transport for Wales service.
  • Unused tickets are refundable subject to an administration fee.
  • No time restriction between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog or Aberystwyth - Pwllheli.