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Day rover tickets

Here'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:

  • adults £13.40 each
  • children £6.70 each
  • people over 60 (proof of age may be required) and holders of English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes such as Derbyshire Gold Cards £6.70 each
  • group ticket for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children £24

A child may travel free with each adult rate ticket holder.

There are special discounts for Derbyshire Wayfarer travellers at top attractions in Derbyshire, and chances to win a free ticket.

Stagecoach Explorer and Megarider Gold

Stagecoach's Explorer ticket is valid for one day's travel on all Stagecoach buses and trams (except Stagecoach Manchester services and ‘Pronto’ buses run by Trent Barton) in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Explorer tickets are sold on their buses:

  • adults £7 each
  • children £4.60 each

A 7-day version of the ticket (called Megarider Gold) ticket is valid within the same area, and is sold on their buses at £23 each.

Stagecoach Dayrider and Megarider tickets

Stagecoach in Chesterfield offer the Dayrider Plus ticket:

  • adults - £4.60
  • children with a valid b_line 1 or 2 card - £2.80

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 (£3.90 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 7 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).

The Chesterfield Megarider ticket costs for £13 (adult).

The Chesterfield Megarider Plus ticket costs:

  • adults - £15.30
  • children with a valid b_line 1 or 2 card - £9


'Spectrum' is a day rover ticket for journeys wholly within the city of Derby. It is valid on Arriva, Trent Barton, Kinchbus, Notts & Derby and Littles' buses, with some exceptions.

Tickets cost:

  • £5.80 adult
  • £3.80 child

They 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, 'Comet' and RA 'Red Arrow', special football buses and Trent Barton buses before 5am cannot be used with a Spectrum ticket.

Seven day and 28 day versions are also available.

The Trent Barton Zig Zag Plus and Zig Zag

Zig Zag Plus is valid for one day's travel (up to 4am the next day) on all Trent Barton buses (including Rainbow, Red Arrow, Villager, Spondon Flyer, Ilkeston Flyer, Indigo, Harlequin, Allestree, Mickleover and Black Cat services), and on Skylink between Derby and Loughborough.

Tickets are sold on their buses at £10 each.

Zig Zag is similar, but is not available before 9am on Monday to Friday. It is not valid on Pronto or Skylink buses. It costs:

  • adult £6.50
  • 2 people travelling together £11
  • group ticket £14

The TM Travel YoYo and YoYo Plus

The ‘U-GO’ Network Day ticket is valid for unlimited travel for one day on all TM Travel buses (except Service 218 and dedicated school and college services).

The ticket costs £4 (child and b_line card holder £3) from the bus driver. A version of the ticket valid also on Service 218 costs £7.

The High Peak 'PeakPlus'

'PeakPlus' is High Peak Buses network day ticket, valid on all their services except on 'TransPeak' between Matlock and Derby and between Hazel Grove and Manchester, and on Service 199 between Hazel Grove and Manchester Airport before 9am.

PeakPlus cost:

  • £7.50 for adults
  • £5 for children
  • £17 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 2 children aged under 16)

Tickets can be bought from High Peak buses or their bus drivers.

The High Peak 'Peak Plus Xtra'

High Peak’s 'PeakPlus Xtra' day ticket is valid on all services operated by High Peak and TM Travel Services within Derbyshire and travel with TM Travel to Sheffield.

The 'PeakPlus Extra' costs:

  • £12.50 for adults
  • £8 for children
  • £23 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 16 or 2 adults, 2 children and one dog)

Tickets can be bought from High Peak buses or their bus drivers.

The Greater Manchester Wayfarer

Transport for Greater Manchester's Wayfarer ticket is valid for one day's travel on most buses, Metrolink trams and trains in the Greater Manchester area and into the Peak District as far as Ashbourne, Matlock and Crich. Trains and trams cannot be used before 9.30am on Monday to Friday.

Tickets cost:

  • £14 for an adult
  • £7 for a child
  • £9.20 for a holder of an ENCTS pass
  • £23 for a group (up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16)

Tickets are available in the area covered, from PayPoint retailers (including Transport for Greater Manchester travel shops), staffed railway stations and train conductors, up to 3 days in advance.

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.

Burton/Swadlincote zone and Derby zone tickets cost £4.20 each for adults.

A Midlands Day Saver costs £6.20 (adult) or £4.10 (child - not available on schooldays).

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:

  • adult £37.40
  • child £18.70
  • railcard holder £24.70

The area of validity 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.

The prices and availability of these tickets may change from time to time. Information was believed to be correct as at June 2019. We offer this information as a guide only and cannot guarantee its accuracy. Please contact the relevant bus or train operators or see their websites to check details.