Day Rover ticketsHere's a summary of the day rover tickets available in Derbyshire.
The Derbyshire Wayfarer
Derbyshire Wayfarer is the ideal ticket for exploring Derbyshire by bus and train.
Tickets cost just £11.60 each for adults and £5.80 each for children and people over 60 (proof of age may be required) and holders of English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes such as Derbyshire Gold Cards.
A child may travel free with each adult rate ticket holder.
A group ticket for up to two adults and up to three children is available for £21.
There are special discounts for Derbyshire Wayfarer travellers at top attractions in Derbyshire, and chances to win a free ticket.
The Stagecoach Explorer
Stagecoach's Explorer ticket is valid for one day's travel on all Stagecoach buses and trams (except Stagecoach Manchester services and "Pronto" buses) in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Tickets are sold on their buses at £5.50 each for adults and £3.70 each for children.
The Dayrider ticket
Stagecoach in Chesterfield offer the Dayrider Plus ticket for £4.00.
This gives a day's travel on Stagecoach in Chesterfield buses only, around the Chesterfield area (bounded by Clay Cross, Pilsley, Holmewood, Heath, Bolsover, Renishaw, Eckington, Norton Hotel, Dronfield, Holmesfield and Old Brampton). The cheaper Dayrider ticket (£3.00 adult) is valid in a smaller area within Chesterfield. Tickets are sold on Stagecoach in Chesterfield buses within the validity area.
Similar tickets valid for seven consecutive days are also available - these are the MegaRider Plus ticket (valid in the same area as the Dayrider Plus) and the cheaper MegaRider (valid within the Dayrider area). For details visit the Stagecoach website.
"Spectrum" is a day rover ticket for journeys wholly within the City of Derby. It is valid on Arriva, Trent Barton, Notts & Derby and Littles' buses, with some exceptions as below. Adult tickets are priced at £5.50 and child tickets £3.50 and allow unlimited day travel within the City of Derby (and Stenson Fields). Tickets are available from drivers on the day, and are valid until midnight. Bus services 6X, X38, X50 and RA 'Red Arrow', special football buses and Trent Barton buses before 0500 cannot be used with a Spectrum ticket.
The Trent Barton Zig Zag Plus and Zig Zag
Zig Zag Plus is valid for one day's travel on all Trent Barton buses (including Rainbow, Red Arrow, Villager, Spondon Flyer, Ilkeston Flyer, Indigo, Harlequin, Allestree, Mickleover and Black Cat services).
Tickets are sold on their buses at £8 each.
There is no child ticket, but a child under 14 or a dog may travel free with each adult ticket holder.
Zig Zag is similar, but is not available before 9am on Mondays to Fridays. It is not valid on Pronto buses.
It costs £5 for an adult or £2.50 for a child, and a group ticket is available at £9.
The TM Travel YoYo and YoYo Plus
YoYo Plus is valid for unlimited travel for one day on all TM Travel buses; an adult ticket costs £5.80 from the bus driver.
YoYo is a cheaper version costing £3 for an adult and is valid only in Sheffield and Chesterfield.
The High Peak "PeakPlus"
"PeakPlus" is High Peak Buses network day ticket, valid on all their services except on "TransPeak" between Matlock and Nottingham and between Hazel Grove and Manchester, and on Service 199 between Hazel Grove and Manchester Airport before 0900.
PeakPlus cost £6 for adults, £4 for children and £14 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 2 children aged under 16). Tickets can be purchased from High Peak drivers.
The Greater Manchester Wayfarer
Greater Manchester PTE's Wayfarer ticket is valid for one day's travel (after 9.30am on weekdays and anytime Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays) on most buses, Metrolink trams and trains in the Greater Manchester area and into the Peak District as far as Ashbourne, Matlock and Crich.
Tickets are priced at £10 for an adult, £5 for a child or senior citizen (aged 60 or over), and £20 for a group (maximum of four people including no more than two over 15 years of age).
Wayfarer tickets are sold at Travelshops and most railway stations in Greater Manchester.
Please note that in Derbyshire they are on sale only at manned railway stations on the Buxton, New Mills and Glossop lines, and at Peak District National Park information centres.
Tickets can also be bought by post − for more details visit the GMPTE website (opens in a new window).
The Arriva Day Saver ticket
Arriva Midlands offer a variety of day tickets, valid for one day's travel on Arriva Midlands services, and sold on their buses.
Derby zone tickets cost £3.60 each for adults, while a Midlands Day Saver costs £4.80.
Arriva Midlands also offer an "all zones" day ticket for £3.75 for an adult or £2 for a child), and a "go anywhere" ticket valid on all Arriva buses throughout the country, except for some park and ride services, for £6.50. For details visit the Arriva buses website (opens in a new window).
The FirstDay ticket
The FirstDay ticket is valid for a day's unlimited travel on all First buses throughout South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire, as well as on any First bus in West Yorkshire, York and Greater Manchester.
Call First on 01709 566000 to find out more.
The East Midlands Day Ranger
The East Midlands Day Ranger ticket is a train rover ticket, valid for unlimited travel on local trains in the East Midlands area after 9am, Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Tickets are priced at £32.90 for an adult and £16.45 for a child.
The areas that these tickets are valid in includes Derby, Matlock, Alfreton, Uttoxeter, Crewe, Mansfield, Worksop, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Leicester, Peterborough, Grantham, Nottingham and Lincoln.
Tickets are sold at rail station ticket offices in the area covered.
Rail rover tickets covering an even larger area are also available.
Prices are £98 or £64.70 for a child or railcard holder £64.70 for seven consecutive days. It costs £75.30 or £49.70 for a child or railcard holder for any three days within a seven day period. Ask at a rail station for details.
Other train rovers valid on certain rail lines within Derbyshire include the Coast and Peaks Rover and the Heart of England Rover - these tickets are valid for three days within a seven day period or for seven consecutive days. Ask at a rail station for details.
Please note that the prices and availability of these tickets may change from time to time. This information was believed correct as at May 2013.