The Great West Way is a 125-mile touring route between London, Bath and Bristol, based on ancient routes, roaming through idyllic countryside, quaint villages and elegant towns.
Get around the Great West Way on the rail and bus network using the Great West Way Discoverer pass. It includes unlimited Off-Peak train travel from London Paddington along the route to Bristol Temple Meads via Reading with options to branch off towards Oxford, Kemble and Salisbury via Westbury (or London Waterloo to Salisbury with South Western Railway). It also includes unlimited travel on the bus services along the route listed below.
Choose from a one day or seven days ticket to enjoy your Great West Way adventure.
Great West Way 1 day
Great West Way 7 days
0 to 5 years old - free of charge
5 to 15 years old - 50%
Railcard - 10% discount
Passes are valid from 09:20 - 00:00 on a chosen day of travel, except for departures from Paddington 16:40 - 19:16 inclusive Monday – Friday (not public holidays).
Children (aged 5-15 inclusive) – 50%, Railcard Holders – 10% (applies to 16-25, Family, HM Forces, Senior, Disabled Persons and Two Together Railcards – where Child discounts apply under a Railcard scheme the Child receives a 55% discount off the Adult fare). No further discounts apply, including for holders of PRIV / FIP / TADA facilities – these customers should buy an appropriate discount rail ticket and pay separately for bus travel.
Holders of Adult / Child Standard Class passes or tickets may travel in First Class accommodation on payment of the difference between the First Class and Standard Class full fare of the journey being made.
Reservations for particular journeys are not compulsory, but for busy trains are advisable (i.e. mainlines in peak hours). It is not necessary to validate a pass in order to reserve a seat in advance. Normal fees are payable (where charged).
First Class and Standard Class
Many local trains have Standard Class accommodation only. This has been accounted for in price of the First Class Passes.
The Great West Way ticket is non-transferable and must only be used by the person or persons specified on the ticket.
The Great West Way pass is not valid on CrossCountry Trains services, special excursions, privately owned railways, steam services, London Underground trains, buses (other than those listed), nor any other services not mentioned.
The partners reserve the right to change prices without notice whether such changes are related or not to alterations in the rates of exchange.
Refunds will be granted if:
Full refunds are permitted (minus a £10 admin fee per booking, not per ticket) until 23:59 the day before the start date of the ticket. No refunds are permitted on or after the start date of the ticket. Customers are advised to ensure that they have appropriate Travel Insurance to cover the cost of unused tickets, where they are unable to use the ticket or claim a refund on unused or partially used tickets.
Where a Pass forms part of an inclusive Tour Package, it is not separately refundable. Where no other cancellation charges are specified by travel agent, the cancellation charge will be a minimum of 15%. Special offers are not refundable. Neither the Participating Operators nor their Agents can accept any responsibility for any failure in the provision of any special offers included. Refunds should not be returned to the Freepost address listed on this ticket cover but to the agent you originally purchased it through. Seat and Sleeper reservations are non-refundable.
GWR is not responsible for tickets or vouchers, which are lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Refunds cannot be authorised in such cases. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended.
The Great West Way Discoverer pass is valid on the following train and bus routes, subject to change or alteration.
Great West Way Discoverer routes – Global
All routes included in East and West regions
Great West Way Discoverer routes – East
Swindon – London Paddington via Didcot Parkway and Westbury (inclusive of Thames Valley branch lines east of Reading)
Westbury – London Waterloo via Salisbury using South Western Railway services