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Trains at Melksham

Fares to some other destination
Ranger and rover tickets valid at Melksham

Fares to Other Destinations

See local fares, London fares or Bath and Bristol fares pages as appropriate. If you are headed Somewhere else ...

Some Days out for 2019

Melksham to Weymouth
Off peak day return fare via Yeovil Pen Mill - £18.60
(timing works well on a Sunday - 09:51 from Melksham, 11:54 in Weymouth; return at 17:56, get to Melksham 19:56 - but check for engineering works before you travel)

Melksham to Salisbury
Off peak day return - £13.90

Melksham to Southampton
Off peak day return - £24.20

Melksham to Weston-super-mare
Off peak day return - £18.60

You can save 34% even on these excellent fares with most railcards, or if you're travelling in a group of 3 with "Groupsave" - which you would need to buy from the train manager, or online before you travel.

Ranger and Rover tickets

Ranger and Rover tickets allow you to travel as much as you like (or, sometimes, as much as the trains will allow) within a certain area. Prices are typically revised in May (rather than January for most other tickets) - but appear to have been revised Jan 2019

Railcard discounts do apply to these tickets.

Click on each map to get a full view of the area covered

Heart of Wessex Day Ranger, 1 day - £21.50
From Bristol and Swindon to Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth
Mon to Fri: valid from 08:20. Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier

Great West Way Discover (West), 1 day - £24.00
From Frome, Hungerford and Salisbury to Swindon and to Bristol Temple Meads. Includes selected buses such as D3 Melksham to Bath
Monday to Friday valid from 09:30, any time Saturday and Sunday

Great West Way Discover (West), 7 day - £69.00
From Frome, Hungerford and Salisbury to Swindon and to Bristol Temple Meads. Includes selected buses such as D3 Melksham to Bath
Monday to Friday valid from 09:30, any time Saturday and Sunday

Freedom of Severn and Solent, 3 days in 7 - £63.00
From Portsmouth to Cardiff, Swindon to Axminster, Weymouth to Malvern and all point between
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00. Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier

Freedom of Severn and Solent, 8 days in 15 - £84.50
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00. Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier

Great West Way Discover (Global), 7 day - £239.00
From London to Bristol via Swindon, via Pewsey and via Salisbury. Also valid at Frome and Melksham. Includes selected buses such as D3 Melksham to Bath
Monday to Friday valid from 09:30, any time Saturday and Sunday

Freedom of South West, 3 days in 7 - £106.00
From Portsmouth, from Swindon, from Malvern from Cardiff all the way to Penzance near the tip of Cornwall
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00. Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier

Freedom of South West, 8 days in 15 - £148.50
Mon to Fri: valid from 09:00. Also valid from when the "off-peak day return" ticket becomes valid if earlier

All line Rover, standard class - 7 days, £510.00, 14 days £772.00 (to be checked for 2019)
Covers (almost) all of the network and valid on (almost) any train - not valid on Eurostar nor into Heathrow nor underground or local metro tram systems. Some Monday to Friday time restrictions of Cross Country, Virgin and East Midlands trains.

All line Rover, first class - 7 days, £772.00, 14 days £1179.00 (to be checked for 2019)
Covers (almost) all of the network and valid on (almost) any train - not valid on Eurostar nor into Heathrow nor underground or local metro tram systems. Some Monday to Friday time restrictions of Cross Country, Virgin and East Midlands trains.

 


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Information about fares to other destinations

For 2019, we are publishing 4 fare pages for Melksham
London Fares
Local Fares
Fares to and from the Bristol area
Other fares and long distance tips
If in doubt, ask on our forum at www.passenger.chat or check with GWR who operate the trains.

 

News and Upcoming ....

Melksham Summer/Autumn Timetable available in the Town Hall, Library and Tourist Information Centre. Download from www.mrug.org.uk/Summer2019brochure.pdf

Next diary date - 31st August / food and river festival. MRUG business meeting, 16th October. Social, 19th October.

Initial data (provisional) for train times from December 2019 – see [[here]]

Report on reduction of station dwell time – three specific ideas for Melksham proposed by the Melksham Rail User Group in reply to request for suggestions from Mark Hopwood on 18th July 2019 for input by 24th July 2019 - [[here]]

Report on summer 2019 promotion - carnivals, and fetes - see [[here]] (updated 28th July). Thank you to everyone who's helped - and enjoy your summer trips. Pictures from Imber on 17th August - here

Tribute to class 153 trains - the single carriages which provided the vital stepping stone from no useful service to what we now have, 2013-2018 on the line, now retiring from GWR

New "Great West Way Discover" tickets launched - travel as much as you like on selected routes, two of the tickets include Melksham - great for a Staycation or for visitors to the UK who are staying with you for a while. There are now 10 different rangers and rovers that include Melksham - see [here] for a list including maps and prices.



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