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.

The best and most relaxing way to explore the route is by rail, and the Great West Way Discoverer pass allows you unlimited off-peak train and bus travel between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, with options to branch off in the Thames Valley, Cotswolds and Wiltshire – all with just a single ticket.

East, West or Global routes

There are three Great West Way Discoverer routes available, giving you the opportunity to explore the area in one-day instalments or over the duration of a week.

East route

The East route covers the railway line from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Swindon, Pewsey and Salisbury, and is available as a one-day or seven-day pass.

West route

The West route covers the railway line from Bristol Temple Meads to Swindon, Pewsey and Salisbury and is available as a one-day or seven-day pass.

Global route

The Global route combines both the East and West passes and covers the entire route between London, Bath and Bristol, available as a seven-day pass only.

Travel the Great West Way

Curious travellers can discover the essence of England along the Great West Way.



Great West Way prices

Route Great West Way 1-day pass Great West Way 7-day pass
East £75.00 £171.00
West £26.00 £75.00
Global Only available as a seven-day pass £257.00

Great West Way discounts

  • 0 to 5 years old – free of charge
  • 5 to 15 years old – 50%
  • Railcard holders – 10% discount

 

 

If visiting the UK from abroad, discounted international Discoverer passes can be purchased through our rail partners ACP Rail through their website ACPrail.com

The Great West Way Travel Magazine

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Get inspired

With a Great West Way Discoverer pass, there are plenty of attractions you can visit, including some of the country’s most treasured landmarks. See the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, the Roman Baths in Bath, or explore the beautiful market towns of Bradford-on-Avon, Henley and Windsor along the way. Visit GreatWestWay.co.uk to plan your adventure.

Great West Way map

The Great West Way route map

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  • Great West Way Discoverer routes - EAST
  • Great West Way Discoverer routes - WEST
  • Great West Way Discoverer - Global
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